The EU Blue Card residence and work permit in Bulgaria
Foreigners who are highly qualified workers may obtain an EU Blue Card residence and work permit in Bulgaria. More often, this procedure is used for employment of IT and software specialists from non-EU Member States.
According to the Bulgarian Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act “high skill employment” ...
Permanent residence and Bulgarian citizenship by investment in Bulgaria
There are different ways to get a Bulgarian citizenship. Compared to other European countries, Bulgaria has one of the most liberal citizenship regimes.
If you wonder why to apply for Bulgarian citizenship, here are some of the main benefits of having Bulgarian passport:
Residence of UK citizens and their family members in Bulgaria after Brexit
The Withdrawal Agreement envisages a transition period (29.03.2019 – 31.12.2020) after Brexit during which the UK citizens and their family members will be able to use their passports up to their date of validity for entry and exit from the Republic of Bulgaria.
As of January 1st 2021, as well as in the event of a n...
State of Emergency measures concerning foreigners residing in Bulgaria
After declaring state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted a State of Emergency Measures Act. The Law regulates the measures and actions during the state of emergency within the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
In order to prevent spread of COVID-19 and to avoid gath...
How to obtain a visa for Bulgaria and ЕU
When entering the Republic of Bulgaria or other EU member state foreign nationals need a visa for Bulgaria or the respective EU country. A non-EU citizen who crosses the border without visa can be convicted of a crime according to the Bulgarian Penal Code.
There are three different statuses for staying in Bulgaria:...
Issuance of Tax Residency Certificate in Bulgaria
Individuals and companies may apply for a tax residency certificate in Bulgaria to claim tax relief abroad.
The National Revenue Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria certifies that the person is a Bulgarian resident for tax purposes and is subject to tax on its/his/hers worldwide income in the Republic of Bulgaria.
COVID-19: rules for travellers arriving in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian health authorities have introduced new rules for travellers arriving in Bulgaria. The new of the Minister of Health, in force since 22.05.2020, derogates the general ban on entry into Bulgaria.
As per 22 May 2020, all persons, regardless of their nationality, are temporarily prohi...
Trade representative office in Bulgaria
Foreigners and foreign legal entities may establish a trade representative office in Bulgaria. The registration of trade representative office of a foreign company is one of the cheapest and relatively faster options for foreign citizens to .
According to the Bulgarian law, the trade representative office i...
Registration of non-residents for VAT purposes in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian VAT Act provides a special procedure for registration of non-residents for VAT purposes.
The registration shall be made at the National Revenue Agency territorial directorate.
Any non-resident person, who has a fixed establishment within the territory of Bulgaria from which the said person carries out...
Brexit is coming! Requirements for UK nationals in Bulgaria during the transition period until 31 December 2020
The Withdrawal Agreement envisages a transition period until 31 December 2020 after Brexit during which the UK nationals in Bulgaria and their family members must take some actions to continue their legal stay in the country.
If you are a UK citizen or the family member of a UK national a...