Bulgaria is one of the European continent's oldest countries. It is crossed by historically significant routes connecting northern and eastern Europe to the Mediterranean basin. While living in Bulgaria, you can increase your mobility by having the flexibility to live anywhere in Europe and visa-free travel to over 169 countries across the world.
Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment
Bulgaria offers an investor program, which went into effect in 2009, for international investors who make major investments in the Bulgarian economy. Bulgaria provides foreign investors a fast-track citizenship by investment program. This is strictly a resident program, in which permanent residence is granted first, and citizenship is granted after two years.
Investors must make direct contributions of at least €512,000 in one or more of the following investment options to qualify for the Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment Program: Bulgarian company shares, Bulgarian State Bonds, fiduciary investment, or intellectual property to qualify.
Investment ProgramsInvestors must make direct contributions of at least €512,000 in one or more of the following investment options to qualify for the Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment Program: Bulgarian company shares, Bulgarian State Bonds, fiduciary investment, or intellectual property to qualify.
Government Bonds are typically thought of as a low-risk, low-return investment. The interest rate on a coupon might be as high as 3.125 percent. Depending on whether you gain citizenship through the conventional or fast track route, the investment period is 4(5) years.
Shares of Companies The Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia is where Bulgarian companies' shares are exchanged. Bulgaria's financial regulations ensure utmost security for investors as well as complete transparency. Depending on whether you gain citizenship through the conventional or fast track route, the investment period is 4(5) years.
Investment in the form of a trust account with a Bulgarian bank. Providing funds to a Bulgarian financial institution under the terms of a fiduciary agreement. Investments are to be held for a period of five years.
Validity of ResidenceThe applicant's Bulgarian residence permit is valid for one year. It can be extended for a year at a time indefinitely as long as the applicant meets the qualifying investment requirements.
Real Estate InvestmentAn investor can get a temporary residency in Bulgaria by purchasing real estate in the country, which is becoming increasingly well-known globally. It is necessary to invest a minimum of EUR 310,000 (US$ 346,000). This allows you to establish residency in a European Union country fast and easily.
Updates & New RulesAfter 5 years, Bulgarian residency investors can apply for citizenship. By increasing the investment amount by another €512,000. the citizenship option can be completed in less than 18 months.
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