Ivan Petrov

China Regional Specialist

Ivan is a young professional who joined NBLO’s team in 2016 to help us develop our work with our private clients.

Having studied, lived, and worked in China for almost 8 years, Ivan has strong intercultural skills and extensive knowledge of China and East Asia. He is responsible for the business development of NBLO’s immigration practice in the region and has participated in a number of events and seminars accross Southeast Asia.

Ivan has extensive knowledge of the immigration law processes in Bulgaria and is an integral part of the technical day-to-day operations for NBLO’s private clients interested in the Bulgarian citizenship-by-investment route.

Prior to joining our team, Ivan was a lecturer in the Chinese department at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His personal interests include current affairs and social media. He is fluent in English and has professional knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.

Qualifications: Sofia University, Tongji University

Languages Spoken: Bulgarian, English and Mandarin Chinese

Office Location: London

  • Opening a bank account in Bulgaria in the name of a foreign business or organisation

    In this note, we provide an overview of the requirements an overseas-incorporated business must generally meet to open a bank account in Bulgaria. We restrict our analysis to those organisations or businesses which are structured as companies or corporations in their home jurisdiction. Bulgarian law recognises legal forms originating in other jurisdictions without discriminating in […]

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  • The Economist Radio – Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment

    NBLO has just released an ad on Economist Radio, in which we refer to the famous quip attributed to Boris Johnson – when it came to Brexit, the UK could both have its cake and eat it. Citizenship by Investment in Bulgaria is very much like that. Bulgaria, uniquely in the European Union, allows investors […]

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  • Bulgaria Revamps Its R/CBI Program: New Investment Options, Faster Processing

    On 26 February 2021, the Bulgarian Parliament approved а Bill amending the Bulgarian Citizenship Act and the counties Citizenship by Investment Scheme. The Government and legislators had mooted changes since January 2019. The changes are not in force yet (as of March 1) but are expected to be in the next 15 days. Main changes […]

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  • EU Citizenship by Investment and Residence by Investment in Bulgaria

    You may also wish to visit our dedicated microsite where you can find out more about the process and associated steps, and see answers to FAQs at: citizenshipinsight.com. Please also explore further CBI/RBI articles on this website. Overview Bulgaria is one of several EU member states which offers a citizenship by investment (CBI) and a […]

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  • The Trade Representation Office (“TRO”) option as a way to reside in Bulgaria

    Third-country nationals who are looking for a route to residence in an European Union Member State have a number of options. In addition to the popular government bond option ( a focus for HNWIs), there are other routes which are significantly less capital intensive, but allow digital nomads and young entrepreneurs to settle in Bulgaria.  […]

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  • How are administrative services delivered in Bulgaria during the Coronavirus outbreak?

    Bulgaria declared a state of emergency on Friday 13th March, giving the government extraordinary powers. Approved in a parliamentary vote, the month-long measure (effective until 13 April 2020) should allow the Bulgarian Government to dedicate more resources to fighting the pandemic in Bulgaria. How are Government services delivered during this time? The public administration remains […]

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