No Criminal record for Bulgarian Citizenship

One crucial element of the Bulgarian citizenship process is the submission of a clean criminal record. While applying for a D visa allows you the flexibility to provide a clean criminal record from either your home country or your country of residency, the Bulgarian citizenship application requires a clean criminal record specifically from your home […]

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Bulgarian language exam

Bulgarian language exam for Bulgarian citizenship

To qualify for Bulgarian citizenship by investment, you have to: The Bulgarian language proficiency examinations, a part of the Bulgarian citizenship application process, are administered by the Center for Evaluation in Pre-school and School Education. The examination consists of a 20-question test and is conducted within a one-hour time frame. To pass, a candidate must […]

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Timeline to get Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment

How long does it take to get Bulgarian citizenship by investment

This article presents a sample timeline for obtaining Bulgarian citizenship by investment in a Bulgarian AIF in 2023, outlining the process in distinct phases and specifying the timeframes for each step as follows: Step 1 – Pre-approval Stage The pre-approval stage typically spans a duration of 4 to 6 weeks following the submission of the […]

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How to get Bulgarian Citizenship By Origin in 2021

Bulgarian citizenship by origin

Art. 15 of the amended Bulgarian citizenship Act offers three categories of persons who are eligible to apply for Bulgarian citizenship by origin: A person of Bulgarian origin. A person adopted by a Bulgarian citizen under the conditions of full adoption. A person whose parent is a Bulgarian citizen or has died as a Bulgarian […]

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How safe are the Bulgarian ETF UCIT?

Bulgarian citizenship by investment in ETF

The amended Bulgarian Citizenship Act cancelled the bond investment option and introduced the ETFs and AIFs. Logically, the government was left with no choice but to put an end to the affordable bond financing options, which brought no value to the country, and introduce more sensible investment options. The latest Bulgarian Citizenship Act offers investors […]

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Pre-Approval for Bulgarian citizenship by investment

Pre approval stage Bulgarian citizenship by investment

The amended Bulgarian Citizenship Act stipulates that a pre-approval stage will be included in the process of obtaining Bulgarian citizenship by investment. The details about the pre-approval stage are to be clarified in the secondary legislation to the Act. The deadline for publishing the secondary legislation is the 15th of September 2021, which is six […]

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Common Misconceptions about the Bulgarian CIP


What most consultants will not tell you about the Bulgarian CIP To make the Bulgarian investment program seem more attractive than other countries’ programs, some consultants may hide or alter the facts in order to sell Bulgarian citizenship through an investment service. Our first article will focus on the common misconceptions about acquiring Bulgarian citizenship […]

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