BULGARIA – THE WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE

ABOUT BULGARIA

Bulgaria, or Republic of Bulgaria is located in southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea and between Romania and Turkey. Owning to 9 world cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, Bulgaria is proud to be a country with a rich and diverse culture. The country also attracts tourists around the world with its mild climate and excellent cuisine.

Bulgaria is one of the youngest members of the European Union with a dynamic  economy and a gateway to economic and European life. With the advantages of location, climate, economy, Bulgaria is an ideal choice for people to travel as well as develop long-term careers. It also offers the lowest tax in the EU at 10%

BENEFITS OF 2-STEP CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

The 2-step citizenship program issued in 2009 by the Government,aiming to attract foreign investment and creating opportunities for foreign investors to become European citizens.

Program benefits

  • Quick and easy processing
  • Applicant and the family can live, study and work in Bulgaria
  • Get Permanent residency for 4 – 6 months
  •  Get citizenship after 5 years (standard program) or 2 years (fast program)
  •  Visa exemption in 142 countries (including Canada)
  • No language, professional qualifications, minimum stay time required

REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAM

  • Applicants are at least 18 years old
  • Clean criminal record
  • The main applicants have been married to their spouse for a minimum of 5 years, or apply for permanent residence and citizenship through additional financial options
  • Applicants must go to Bulgaria 2 times (2 days for susbmiting appliccation  and 4 days for doing  biometrics) and final submission of documents
  • Do not exploit real estate in the first 6 years.

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT OPTION

  • Invest to get Permanent Residency and Citizenship after 5 years

+ Investment : 155,000 EUR
+ Fee: 30,000 EUR
=> Total: 185,000 EUR

  • Invest more to get citizenship after 1 year

+ Investment: EUR 125,000
+ Fee: 20,000 EUR
=> Total: 330,000 EUR
*The fees are non-refundable

 

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OPTION

  • Invest to get Permanent Residency  and Citizenship after 5 years

+ Investment : 215,000 EUR
+ Fees: 58,000 EUR
=> Total: 273,000 EUR 

  • Invest in another 3 bedroom fully furnished apartment to receive citizenship after 1 additional year

+ Investment: 215,000 EUR
+ Fees: 48,000 EUR
=> Total: 263,000 EUR

*Do not exploit real estate in the first 6 years

PROCESS OF INVESTMENT

*Investor can choose financial option instead of real estate option.

Step 1

Investor prepares documents and signs P.O.A with their lawyers.

Step 2

Investor applies for a visa to Bulgaria to inspect real estate, opens a bank account and transfer investment.

Step 3

Investor receives Permanent Residency after 4-6 months.

Step 4

Investor gets citizenship after 5 years or after 1 year of maintaining Permanent Residency.