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Immigration services

Full assistance for issuing document of residency.



Immigration services


One direction of the services we provide is assistance in obtaining a temporary, long-term or permanent residence status in the Republic of Bulgaria of foreign nationals.

In view of the specific and dynamic nature of this matter, and as a result of the ever increasing interest on the part of foreign nationals in this direction, we are striving to provide for our clients security and successful solutions from the initial preparation of documentation to obtaining a residence permit and its extending.

Learn more about residence permits in Bulgaria 

European citizens who wish to enter and stay in Bulgaria do not need a visa. Foreign nationals are divided into two categories – those who must be in possession of visa when crossing the borders of the Republic of Bulgaria and those who are exempt from that requirement.

Foreigners who wish to reside in Bulgaria on a long-term basis (in any case more than three months within each six-month period) shall be issued a residence permit.  European citizens who intend to stay in Bulgaria longer than three months are issued residence certificates instead of residence permits.

Foreigners may work in Bulgaria only after obtaining a work permit, unless otherwise stipulated by the law.


1. If you are EU citizens


EU citizens enter and leave the country with just an ID card or Passport. Family members who are not EU nationals enter the country with a passport and visa (if required). No visa is required for family members when the EU citizen accompanies them or is going to join them and at the same time, family members present residence card of a family member of an EU citizen, issued by another EU member state.

 When a EU citizen or family member who is not a citizen of the EU does not hold the documents listed above, before any action is taken on their non-admission to Bulgaria, the same is provided the opportunity to obtain the necessary documents or to verify by other means that they have the right of free movement in the EU.

EU citizens and their family members may remain on the territory of Bulgaria for a period of 3 months.


We offer the following services in the area of migration law for EU citizens:

  • Initial consultation on the necessary documents, deadlines, procedures and state fees for issuance of a long-term residence certificate;
  • Assistance in filling out the necessary forms, collection of some of the necessary documents and assistance in oral communication with competent authorities;

2. If you are Third-country nationals


Bulgaria applies the common EU visa policy. Third-country nationals wishing to visit Bulgaria must hold a valid passport and apply for a visa.


The types of visas are:


Type C visa

For a short planned stay or transit

They are one-time and multiple. The one-time visa is valid for a total period of 90 days within a 6-month period. Multiple visas can be issued with a term of validity of 1 or 5 years;


Type D visa

For a long stay

It is issued to third-country nationals who wish to settle for long or permanently in Bulgaria. The Type D Visa may be with a term of validity of 6 months or 1 year and holding it is an absolute prerequisite for receiving the right for a long-term residence in Bulgaria.


We offer the following services in the area of migration law for third-country nationals

  • Registration with the Commission for Personal Data Protection
  • Initial consultation on the necessary documents, deadlines, procedures and state fees for obtaining a type D visa – in order to travel to Bulgaria and apply for a long-term residence permit
  • The visa and the long-term residence permit shall be issued on the basis of a registered Representative office in Bulgaria of a foreign company in which our client is appointed. This route is the easiest and fastest way to obtain a long-term residence permit. Our service includes the registration of a representative office of a foreign company with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and provision of the set of registration documents that the client shall submit to the relevant institutions to apply for a visa and a long-term residence permit. 
  • Assistance in filling out the necessary forms, collection of some of the necessary documents and assistance in the oral communication with competent authorities;



Fees for Immigration services

Initial consultation of EU citizens

Initial consultation of third-country nationals

Assistance in obtaining a certificate of long-term residence of EU citizens  

Assistance in obtaining a type D visa and a long-term residence permit of third-country nationals

Consultation on the renewal of the permit/certificate of long-term residence

100 EUR

250 EUR

300 EUR

1200 EUR

400 EUR

All prices are final