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Branch out in Bulgaria

The Republic of Bulgaria is a Balkan nation located in Southeast Europe. The country enjoys a uniquely diverse culture, urban lifestyle and temperate climate zone. The country is popular for its unique historical objects and cultural traditions, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bulgaria offers foreign investors the residency-by-citizenship programme, where you can become a Bulgarian resident in as little as six months.



Bulgaria is well-respected in Europe and beyond, and has a parliamentary democracy. The country shares a border with 5 other countries, Greece and Turkey to the South, Macedonia and Serbia to the West, and Romania to the North. Its official language is Bulgarian.

Bulgaria is also a member of the EU, NATO and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Bulgaria is also a candidate to join the European Schengen area.





Total Area

Total Area

110,994 km2


Bulgarian lev

Why choose Bulgaria?

Fast access to Europe

The Bulgarian residence application is a straightforward and fast process. You can receive your residence in only 6 months and can then apply for citizenship after 5 years.

Freedom of Mobility

As a Bulgarian resident you can benefit from visa-free travel to all EU countries, including the 26 Schengen member states.

Future Security

Bulgaria is known for its stable political parliamentary democracy. You and your family can also enjoy the 14th lowest cost of living in the world, high-quality healthcare and education in Bulgaria and the EU.

Business Opportunities

Bulgaria is known for its attractive tax rates, direct access to the tariff-free EU market and lowest personal tax rate in Europe. If you operate a business in an area of Bulgaria with a high unemployment rate, the applied tax rate falls to 0%.


To qualify for residency or citizenship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a non-EU citizen.
  • Fulfil one of the required investment options.
  • Hold a valid passport or another foreign travel document.
  • Provide documents supporting the source of invested funds.
  • Attest the Power of Attorneys and the investment agreement.
  • Make the minimum required visits to Bulgaria.
  • Have a clean personal background and hold no criminal record.