The ideal gateway into the European economy and way of life, Bulgaria is diverse, culturally rich, and perfectly placed for working and travelling in and around the continent.


As one of the youngest EU member states, Bulgaria boasts a rich and diverse culture, temperate climate, and ideal location in Southeast Europe — and the Investor Program for Residence in Bulgaria helps get you there faster.

Benefits for Permanent Residents:

  • Permanent Residency for all family member in Bulgaria only;
  • Investment amount refunded after 5 years without interest;
  • After one year you can double your investment and apply for the citizenship;
  • Conditional tax exemption on world income;
    Obtain a Bulgarian passport (citizenship) for life for the main applicant – children can be added 6 months after the main applicant – not “application”.


Investment criteria

Offered in accordance with the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act, the Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship includes a fast-track citizenship option. It is also one of the fastest programs to lead to residence. To qualify for application, you will need to meet one of the requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section.

Application criteria

In addition to making a financial investment, applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Non-EU citizen;
  • Valid passport or another substitute foreign travel document;
  • Documents supporting the source and origin of the declared and invested funds;
  • Proof that the applicant has no criminal record;
  • Attest the Power of Attorneys and the Investment Agreement;
  • Payment of application fees;
  • Make the minimum statutory trips to Bulgaria.



Full Investment

Applicants must deposit BGN 1 million (€511,292) in a Governmental 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 (€511,292) will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by the government bonds.


Financed Investment

Qualified investors can also apply  for the Bulgarian residency by making a non-refundable payment of 195,000 EUR. Please contact us for further details and to learn about the qualification process for this financed program.

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