Bulgaria is among the most idyllic immigration hotspots of Europe. With a stable economy, fertile business landscape, and opportunities for growth and innovation, it is also a noteworthy destination for obtaining residency, and eventually, citizenship with investment – which allows immigrants and their family members (above 18 years of age) to permanently live, work, study and own land in the European Union.
Non-EU citizens can apply for the Bulgaria Investor Program after meeting either one of the following two investment obligations:
In addition to satisfying the investment requirement, candidates must also:
Typically, the candidate can submit a Bulgaria Investor Visa application to the consulate in their home country. Once the investment has been certified, a permanent residence application can be submitted. Permanent residents can apply for citizenship after five years of living in Bulgaria.
Alternatively, the candidate can apply for citizenship after only one year of holding permanent resident status, by doubling the investment amount through purchase of government bonds worth €512,000 or making a capital investment in a Bulgarian company that is implementing a Priority Investment Project – and holding the second (additional) investment for a two-year period.
There is no visa application fees applicable to this pathway.
The process of obtaining residency can take between 6 to 12 months. Subsequently, the time to citizenship could be six years, unless the candidate has applied for the fast-tracked two-year citizenship route.
Why Choose Abhinav?
The role of a consultant is integral for an investor visa application. We provide guidance on identifying lucrative investment opportunities, coordinate with authorities for certifying investments, and prepare solid application packages to limit the scope for error and rejection.
Thus, investor or business visa prospects are greatly enhanced with the assistance of consultants. At Abhinav, we have accumulated a wealth of experience in filing visa applications for high net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and investors. Our detail-oriented approach focuses on offering holistic support at every stage and leveraging international networks to achieve the goal of permanent residency, and eventual citizenship overseas.
Are you ready to start with us? Just fill our free assessment form or call us at (+91) 859 533 8595 and let our immigration experts help you make the move as smooth as possible.