EU Citizenship by Investment and Residence by Investment in Bulgaria

Overview

Bulgaria is one of several EU member states which offers a citizenship by investment (CBI) and a residence by investment (RBI) programmes.

To qualify for citizenship on the Fast Track, you need to:

  • Invest approx €1,000,000 (approx €500,000 on the Standard Track)
  • Invest in bonds issued in euros or one of another three investment classes
  • Travel to Bulgaria up to three times over the ~2-year application period

You do not need to:

  • Make Bulgaria your residence (though you could)
  • Learn to speak the national language
  • Meet other requirements which may apply in other EU CBI/RBI countries

Once a Bulgarian and therefore an EU citizen, you benefit from:

  • Visa-free travel to an estimated 169 countries
  • Freedom of movement rights within the EU and its 28 members, the EEA, and Switzerland
  • A range of economic and social rights

Your family

  • Your husband/wife can apply for citizenship, too. Your children and any child of your children in perpetuity can also apply at any time in the future - each of them without further investment. 

Next steps/Applying

Please review the information below – or call us on: +359 2 950 6239 or +44 20 7183 0262 for more information, to request advice or to apply. We are available Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 16:00 UTC/GMT and by e-mail cbi@nblo.net within 24 hours at all times. 

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Our experience and advantages: why NBLO?

  • NBLO can advise if your investment is eligible (government bonds always are - but other investments are possible), help with documentation, liaise with government bodies, and assist at each step.
  • We are a law firm with a wealth of experience in nationality law and private clients generally. We deal with applications for citizenship both involving investment and not.
  • To date, we have a 100% success rate in our citizenship by investment work.

Download our brochure Citizenship by Investment in Bulgaria

Frequently Asked Questions about Bulgarian CBI

200 applicants to obtain Bulgarian citizenship by investment

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Recent work:

Asset tracing and fraud: Use of evidence from parallel criminal proceedings in a civil trial

Over the last year, we have assisted the victims of a multi-million dollar large-scale international fraud. Certain of the scheme’s operations were embedded in Bulgaria’s thriving business process outsourcing (BPO) ecosystem.

As part of our representation for clients, we have pursued a claim in a regional Bulgarian court (the organisers of the fraudulent scheme having transferred the registration of the relevant entity to a disused building in that location). We were pleased to obtain a very helpful intervention from the court at first instance including an order to append files containing a substantial amount of evidence generated through a criminal investigation into the fraud to the civil case. This provides rich evidential pickings for proceedings which are either already being conducted or are being contemplated in a range of international jurisdictions as well as Bulgaria.

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