Residency by Investment

About Bulgaria

The history of the Republic of Bulgaria is rich with curious firsts and lasting influences. The local prehistoric civilizations included the world’s first gold workers, and Bulgarian, the oldest written Slavic language, remains the native language of more than 80% of the country’s population. A Slavic cultural hub during the Middle Ages, Bulgaria still produces unique folk music, ornate carpets, and cultural expositions including ancient rituals and dancing over live coals. The country’s incredible biodiversity hosts some of world’s oldest trees in the forested countryside. An open-market economy is protected by political and financial stability, and the Euro-pegged Bulgarian lev is one of the strongest currencies in Eastern Europe.
Processing Time

3-4 months

Donation or Investment From

€ 512,000 EUR

Visa-Free Travel Within

142+ countries


  • Live, work and study anywhere in the European Union
  • Fast-Track option to gain citizenship within 2 years
  • No residency required
  • Visa Free access to 142+ countries (UK; EU; Canada)
  • No language skill requirement
  • Dual citizenship permitted
  • Lowest tax rates and free trade environment within the EU
  • Citizenship transferable by descent regardless of age

Key Facts

Lev (BGN) | Tied to EUR
7,364,570 (2011 census)

Investment Options

Bulgaria’s citizenship program allows investors to receive permanent residency (PR) leading to citizenship with no incountry residency requirements. A family’s primary investor applicant must demonstrate a net worth of €1,000,000. Each applicant is required to visit Bulgaria for only two quick visits.

Residency is obtained within 3 to 4 months of the initial visa application, and applicants are eligible for citizenship after five years. However, applicants may elect to Fast-Track their citizenship application by doubling their investment granting them citizenship within two years.


Full Investment
Applicants choosing this option must deposit BGN 1 million (€512,000) in a government 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 of BGN 1 million (€512,000) will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by government bonds.


Financed Investment
For a set pre-paid fee, applicants can leverage their capital by choosing the Financed Investment option. These individuals pay a reduced amount of €170,000 that will be used to finance a BGN 1 million (€512,000) closed 5.5-year loan from a Bulgarian chartered bank. This loan is initiated and repaid at no further cost to the investor.

We offer you citizenship by investment programs, company formation services, and an array of options that allow you to secure citizenship and obtain additional passports without residency obligations.

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