Permanent residence in Bulgaria (EU member state)

The Bulgarian Immigration legislation allows foreigners who are not citizens of EU members states to obtain permanent residence directly. The ways to do that is by investing more than 1,000,000 Levs (About 500,000 Euros) or increasing the already made investment with that amount by acquiring:

  • shares in Bulgarian public listed companies;
  • financial instruments, issued by the state or the municipalities¬† having their¬† maturity date no less than 6 months;
  • ownership over a part of assets of Bulgarian company, having at least 50% state ownership, which has become such via the privatisation procedure;
  • shares, owned by the state or municipality in company, created pursuant the the Privatisation Act;
  • Bulgarian Intellectual property - items protected by Bulgarian patent, protected inventions, trade marks, industrial design etc.;
  • rights pursuant to concession agreements over the territory of the state

Another way of obtaining permanent residence in EU (Bulgaria) is to deposit at least 500,000 euros in Bulgarian credit institution(e.g. banks, pension funds etc.) on the grounds of fund management agreement with term no less than 5 years;

The last investment option to obtain permanent residence in Bulgaria (EU) is to invest in Bulgarian private company, at least 3,000,000 Euros.

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