Immigration Lawyers in Bulgaria - Support in Relocating to Bulgaria

Immigration Lawyers in Bulgaria

Updated on Tuesday 04th January 2022

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Immigration-Lawyers-in-BulgariaForeign citizens who move to Bulgaria can rely on the support of our lawyers who specialize in immigration matters. We can offer a wide range of services starting with guidance in applying for various types of visas and up to assistance with the actual relocation procedure and registration with the local authorities.
Our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria have worked with people from all over the world and established great connections with persons who still request our services. So, if you are looking for a trustworthy relation with a law firm that can remain at your disposal on the long term, you can rely on our specialists.
 Quick Facts  
Entry visa requirement (from EU)  


Entry visa requirement (outside EU) 


Types of visas available 

- Transit Visa (A visa),

- Short-stay visa (C visa),

- Long-term visa (D visa)


Time frame for obtaining work visa (approx.) 

Approx. 3 weeks

Validity of the temporary residence permit

6 or 12 months with possibility of extension of up to 5 years

Time frame for obtaining permanent residence (approx.)

5 years

Investor Visa Availability 


Sponsorship requirement 


Time frame for obtaining citizenship

- after 5 years of permanent residency,

- after 3 years through marriage,

- 12 - 24 months through investment

Citizenship/Residency by investment scheme availability Yes
Tax benefits for expats


- bilateral tax reliefs under double tax treaties,

- various tax deductions for EU and EEA citizens


Immigration services provide by our Bulgarian lawyers

Immigration does not imply applying for a visa or residence permit and then entering the country. This is why our law firm comes before our clients with personalized support for those who want to relocate to Bulgaria. This can imply:
  1. consultancy in choosing a type of residence permit based on the specific criteria met by the applicant;
  2. assistance in drafting the paperwork associated with the chosen immigration procedure;
  3. support in real estate matters: signing rental or sale-purchase agreements for a place to stay;
  4. guidance in registration with the local authorities once entered the country;
  5. support in renewing residence permits about to expire;
  6. legal assistance in applying for permanent residency and citizenship;
  7. tailored consultancy in applying for residency by investment in Bulgaria.
Apart from these immigration-oriented services, our law firm can also help foreign investors who want to set up businesses in Bulgaria.
If you have any questions, our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria can answer them in the shortest time possible.

Nationality-based immigration services in Bulgaria

People who want to immigrate to any country in the world want to know about the conditions that apply to them directly, or better said, to their home state.
This is why, when dealing with our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria, you will obtain personalized services designed in accordance with your country of origin. These can be based on specific accords between Bulgaria and your state or special conditions that may apply at a certain point. This way, you will benefit from customized relocation procedures.
Once you choose the type of visa you consider for migration, you can consult our lawyers who can confirm or find a better alternative that will increase your chances of moving here. Then, we will support you in preparing the documents you need to file to obtain a work or residence permit (depending on your situation).
Our Bulgarian lawyers can offer advice on choosing a type of residence permit that suits your interest or qualifications, thus increasing your chances of integration here and making you feel secure about choosing this country. Because we know it is not easy to move to another state, our specialists will also offer useful tips on programs developed by the Bulgarian Government for foreign citizens relocating here.

Obtain permanent residency with the help of our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the friendliest countries in Europe in terms of citizens coming from non-EU and non-EEA countries and seeking to remain here indefinitely. This implies applying for permanent residency and then citizenship.
Employment, business, and investment are the main ways through which foreign citizens from these countries can move here. Our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria can offer support for each of these situations. However, it is worth noting that businesspersons and investors will need more assistance as they need to meet specific requirements when starting companies. These conditions are even more stringent when it comes to residency or citizenship by investment.
So, if any of these options seems like a good choice for you, do not hesitate to inquire about it and together with our Bulgarian lawyers find the most suitable approach.

How many foreigners live in Bulgaria?

In the past few years, the number of immigrants has been growing constantly, thanks to the fact that the government has taken various measures to encourage investments. According to recent data:
  • in 2018, 6,600 long-term residence permits were issued in Bulgaria (with a duration of stay of more than one year);
  • in 2019, 171,993 people with foreign descent were living in Bulgaria, 9.9% more than in 2018;
  • the foreign-born population continued to grow in 2020 by 9.7%, reaching 188,729 inhabitants.
If you need assistance in moving to this country, our immigration lawyers in Bulgaria can help you. Do not hesitate to contact us for a personalized consultation.