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.



GDPR per capita

20,100 USD

GDPR Purchasing Power Parity

153.1 bil USD

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

  • 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.
  • Qualifications

    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 residency or citizenship, applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to meeting the following criteria:

    • Be a non-EU citizen.
    • Possess a valid passport or another foreign travel document.
    • Provide documents supporting the source and origin of invested funds.
    • Hold no criminal record.
    • Attest the power of attorneys and the investment agreement.
    • Make the minimum statutory trips to Bulgaria.

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Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey




GMT +2


Bulgarian (official): 76.8%, Turkish: 8.2%, Roma: 3.8%, Other: 0.7%, Unspecified: 10.5%

Government Type

Parliamentary republic


Bulgarian lev (BGN), tied to the euro

Total Area

110,879 sq. km.

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