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OBTAINING PERMANENT RESIDENCE
IN BULGARIA BY FOREIGNERS,
WHICH BEFORE 27.12.1998 WERE IN
THE COUNTRY AND WERE NOT LATER
RECOGNIZED CITIZENS OF THE SOVIET REPUBLIC

According to Art. 25, para 1, sub-para 12 of the Bulgarian Law on Foreigners, permanent residence in Bulgaria can be obtained by foreign citizens who meet two conditions:
1.who entered the territory of Bulgaria before 27.12.1998, stayed on it and did not leave it, or were born during this period in Bulgaria;
2. who are not recognized as citizens of the former Soviet republics.
Obtaining permanent residence in
        Bulgaria by foreigners who were not recognized
        as citizens of the Soviet republics

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

If both requirements are met, then to obtain permanent residence, you do not need to first obtain a type D visa at the Bulgarian consulate in your homeland or in the country of permanent legal residence.

To obtain a permanent place of residence, a foreigner must personally appear at the Migration Directorate of the Regional Police Department and fill out an application according to the sample. The following documents are attached to the application:
  • A foreign passport or a replacement document (its validity must be at least three months on the date of submission of documents) and simple copies of pages with personal data and a stamp of entry into Bulgaria. The passport must be issued by the corresponding Soviet republic.
  • Receipt for payment of the duty in the amount of 10 levs.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Proof of housing in Bulgaria (including rented).
  • Evidence of stable, regular, expected and sufficient means of subsistence without resorting to social assistance authorities in Bulgaria, in the amount of at least the minimum Bulgarian wage or pension.
  • An official document issued by the diplomatic or consular mission of the respective former Soviet republic that the applicant is not recognized as a citizen of that state.
  • An official document certifying the fact of entry / stay of the applicant on the territory of Bulgaria before December 27, 1998.
Employees of the administrative control service for foreigners verify the authenticity of documents, especially the document confirming the absence of citizenship of the former Soviet republic. The whole procedure of processing documents takes 2 months. After this period, the foreigner receives a letter with permission or refusal. If a positive decision is made, then it is necessary to pay a fee of one thousand levs and order a plastic personal card. Permanent residence is issued forever (if there are no grounds for deprivation of this status), but the card is valid for only 5 years. After this time, you will need to issue a new card. The cost of producing such a document is 45 levs, the production time is 30 days.
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