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Bulgaria Citizenship
by Investment

Bulgaria Citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: from € 512,000
Time to obtain: from 24 months
Number of visa-free countries: 169
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The process of acquiring Bulgarian citizenship by investment is ensured by the Bulgaria Immigrant Investor Program and is regulated at the legislative level by article 14 A of Citizenship Law of Bulgaria and by Investment Promotion Act. According to the amendments that entered into force on January 1, 2019, the list of investment options was updated without the possibility to combine them and time limits of passports issuance have been reduced. In accordance with the latest amendments to Investment Promotion Act, applicant does not need to take a language exam and renounce his first passport when applying for Bulgarian citizenship.

Benefits of Bulgarian citizenship acquisition

Freedom of movement

Bulgarian citizenship allows you to cross borders of 169 countries without applying for visas, including European Union countries and Canada.

Freedom of residence in the EU

Bulgarian passport holders have the right to stay in the territory of any EU state for an unlimited period of time.

Conducting business

With Bulgarian citizenship, the right to register an enterprise and develop business in the international market with favorable taxation is granted.

Quality health care services

Regardless of the state of residence, European passport guarantees receiving of highly qualified medical care.

Access to the European banking system

With Bulgarian ID-card it is allowed to open accounts in reliable banks of Europe for assets storage on favorable terms.

Favorable taxation

Bulgarian government supports investors and business owners by pursuing a favorable tax policy in the state.

Options of acquiring Bulgarian citizenship
by investment

Investments
Requirements
Acquisition of bonds and other securities issued by the government of Bulgaria
from € 512,000 - according to the standard procedure from € 1,024,000 – according to the accelerated procedure
retention period 4-5 years
Shares of exchange - traded funds and real estate companies
from € 512,000 - according to the standard procedure from € 1,024,000 – according to the accelerated procedure
retention period 4-5 years
Acquisition of intellectual property in Bulgaria – patents, trademarks, brand names
from € 512,000 - according to the standard procedure from € 1,024,000 – according to the accelerated procedure
retention period 4-5 years
Capital of any Bulgarian company
from € 3,100,000
ownership of more than 50% of shares

Learn how to accelerate the process of obtaining citizenship

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How to obtain Bulgarian citizenship through the investment program

1 Selection of investment option and preparation of documents

Terms of consideration: 1-2 months.
The process of obtaining Bulgarian citizenship by investment starts with analysis of the conditions and requirements for obtaining the right to invest. Our lawyers will determine the best solution for you depending on your goals and will prepare a package of documents for submission to the Consulate or Embassy of Bulgaria. It is necessary to confirm reliability, a source of the constant income and to pay the state fees. After submitting the application, information is passed on to the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance, which provides the investment certificate.

2 Investing the funds and obtaining a permanent residence card

Permanent residence registration: 3-6 months.
The certificate issued by the Ministry grants the right to apply for national D visa. Upon receipt of a permit to enter Bulgaria, you are granted the right to submit documents to Bulgarian Immigration Service for a permanent residence. At this stage, a financial contribution is made according to the selected investment option.

3 Interview and applying for the EU passport

Obtaining citizenship: 1-2 years.
Obtaining of the Bulgaria citizen status becomes possible after 5 years of residence in the country or a year after receiving permanent residence by means of accelerated procedure. The procedure involves personal presence at the interview with an authorized representative of immigration service. Decision to grant Bulgarian citizenship by investment is being issued for a period of up to 12 months. The certificate is the basis to apply for domestic and foreign passports of Bulgaria.

Why choose International Holdings

Certified agent of the Bulgarian
investment program

Individual approach to the implementation
of client's goals

Preparation of required documents

Guaranteed confidentiality during the application process

Qualified support

Assistance in obtaining internal documents of EU citizen

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