Last Updated on December 19, 2017 by Bulgarian Citizenship Team

Art. 13, para. 1 of the Bulgarian Citizenship Act

Art. 13. (Amend. and suppl., SG 41/01) A person who is not Bulgarian citizen, meets the requirements of Art. 12, item 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and, for no less than 3 years by the date of filing the application for naturalisation has obtained permit for permanent stay in the Republic of Bulgaria, can acquire Bulgarian citizenship if he meets one of the following requirements:

  1. he has and maintains legally concluded marriage with Bulgarian citizen for a period no less than 3 years;
  2. (revoked, SG 41/01)
  3. was born in the Republic of Bulgaria;
  4. the permit for permanent stay was given before coming of age;
  5. (revoked, SG 41/01)

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