Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship in Bulgaria through residency bond investment


Permanent residency is available in Bulgaria through investment of €511,292 (BGN 1 million) in Bulgarian government bonds. The bonds have a maturity of five years.  Bond investors can apply for Bulgarian citizenship after 5 years. Citizenship can be fast tracked by doubling the initial investment amount.


The bond investments are returned to the investor on maturity in full but without any accrued interest. This is effectively an interest free loan to the Bulgarian government in return for residency in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is a member of the European Union but not the Schengen visa zone. Hence citizenship of Bulgaria means citizenship of Europe and a European passport. The investor and their family has the right to freedom of travel and the right to reside anywhere in the European Union. Prior to citizenship holders of the residency card are free to live in Bulgaria but it does not grant the rights of Schengen visa free travel that other countries such as Portugal and Spain would offer.



Next Steps

Research the programs

We have extensive information available on our website and we encourage clients to read up and assess all aspects of the programs. The main citizenship by investment programs are:

Portugal   Spain   Greece   Cyprus   Malta   Hungary   Bulgaria   St. Kitts   Antigua   Dominica   Grenada   St. Lucia

Request our guides

Unfortunately we don’t publish everything here. For greater depth use the contact form available and we can forward more detailed information particular to your circumstances.

Consult with our experts

Every client is different in their situation and needs and it is important to get the right advice one to one and tailored for you before proceeding. Book an appointment by phone, skype video call or arrange an appointment at one of our offices.

Apply and visit

When ready you can move to the next stage of application or visit the country in question with our consultants and partners particularly where real estate investment or local attendance is required for the process.

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