Bulgaria Permanent Residency & Citizenship

Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, NATO and WTO. The Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship in Bulgaria helps get you there faster with the following benefits:

  • Bulgaria has the most favourable tax regime in Europe. Corporate income tax rate is 10%, the lowest in the EU. Personal income tax is 10 %, flat rate. Industries in high-unemployment areas are granted 0% tax rate
  • Residency within six to nine months.
  • Fast-track option for citizenship within two years.
  • Special exemption from physical residence enforced with legislation.
  • Government-approved investments and available financing options from banks.
  • No language requirements.
  • No obligation to relinquish current nationality.
  • Lowest tax rates and free-trade environment within the EU.
Benefits for Permanent Residents
  • Free movement within the Schengen zone after Bulgaria becomes a member state.
  • Access to high-quality health care in Bulgaria and the EU.
  • Conditional tax exemption on world income.
Benefits for Citizens
  • Unrestricted right to live, work and study in Europe.
  • Right to own land in any EU country.
  • Investment Options

Investment

Applicants choosing this option 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 will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by the government bonds.

Fast-track to citizenship

The fast-track option allows investors to apply for citizenship faster by doubling their investment. The requirements for this option are as follows:

  • Have at least one year of permanent residency status.
  • Double the investment by purchasing €1,022,584 in government bonds or in the capital of a Bulgarian company that is carrying out a Priority Investment Project (as defined in the Investment Promotion Act).
  • Hold a second additional investment for a period of two years.
  • Financing options are available to qualified applicants. Applications for the fast-track program are examined under the express procedure.

Call our business immigration lawyers on 0330 058 3929 or contact us online to discuss citizenship by investment opportunities in Bulgaria.