BULGARIA

BULGARIA RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

This programme, which seeks to attract foreign individuals, is a two-step process that starts with residency and culminates in citizenship, upon investing a minimum of €511,292 in a government bond portfolio and by fulfilling other requirements.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME?

Full Investment
Applicants choosing this option must deposit in a Governmental Bond Portfolio for an investment period of five years, with no further payment required. At the end of the five-year period, the full amount will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by the government bonds.

Financed Investment
For a set pre-paid fee, clients can leverage their capital by choosing the Financed Investment option. These individuals pay a reduced amount that will be used to finance a closed 5.5-year loan from a Bulgarian chartered bank. This loan is initiated and repaid at no further cost to the investor.

There is also a fast track which allows investors to apply for citizenship faster by doubling their investment.

Advantages

  • Access to EU countries leading to right to live, work & study in Europe after becoming a citizen of Bulgaria.
  • Processing of residency application in 6-9 months.
  • Fast Track option allowed after 12 months of residency status.
  • No physical residency required.
  • No language requirements.
  • No country knowledge test required.
  • Low tax rates & free trade within EU.

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