A short-term visa (type C) is issued for one or more entries into Bulgaria, with a cumulative duration of the stay not exceeding 90 days within any six-month period, counted from the date of the first entry. A multiple-entry short-term visa is valid for up to 12 months, unless provided for by an international treaty or in an act of the Council of Ministers.
Note: The duration of a short stay may not normally exceed 90 days from the date of entry into Bulgaria; however, this duration may be extended for humanitarian reasons.
Our fee for obtaining a type C visa: 200 €
There are actually two kinds of the long-term (type D) visa:
A 6-month visa is valid for up to six months, and entitles you to reside for up to 180 days in Bulgaria. It is issued to a foreigner who wishes to settle in the Republic of Bulgaria.
A 12-month visa is valid for up to one year, and entitles you to reside for up to 360 days in Bulgaria. It is issued to you if:
To get the D-type visa one needs to possess:
Our fee for obtaining a type D visa: 450 €
The long-term stay permit may be granted to foreigners who already possess a D-type visa. It is valid for 1 year, and has to be renewed annually. You will be issued a Bulgarian Identity Card (the same ID document that Bulgarians citizens have). After spending 5 years with long-term permits, you can apply for permanent residence.
In order to obtain a long-term stay permit, you must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:
Please note that all applicants for long-term stay permits are subject to thorough checks by Interpol, Europol, etc. All applicants must have clean crime records and must not be subject of criminal proceedings, otherwise applications will be rejected.
Residence in the Republic of Bulgaria, without fulfilment of the requirements, may be granted to foreigners who have rendered services to the Republic of Bulgaria in the public and economic sphere, in the area of national security, science, technology, culture or sports.
Our fee for legal assistance in obtaining a long-term stay permit: 500 € (state fees not included)
If you have decided to settle in Bulgaria permanently, we are ready to help.
Getting Bulgarian residence will give you all rights of a Bulgarian citizen except the right to vote. You will also be able to enter and leave the country as many times as you wish without the need for visas.To obtain permanent residence, one must spend 5 years in Bulgaria with a long-term stay permit, which is valid for 1 year and is renewed every year. Such a permit may be granted to foreigners who possess D-type Visa and meet some requirements, as listed above.
Our fee for legal assistance in obtaining a long-term stay permit: ask
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