To do this, you need to obtain the appropriate
resolution of the "Confessions" Directorate of the
Ministerial Council on the Law on Religions as
foreign religious servants who are invited by the
central leadership of registered religions. If we
are talking about other types of non-commercial
activity, then permission from the Ministry of
Justice is required.
The mechanism is the same as for obtaining a
residence permit on other grounds:
Stage 1. Collecting documentation.
Stage 2. Submission of documents for a long-
term visa at the Bulgarian consulate in the
country of legal stay. The cost of such a visa is
100 euros, the term for examination of
documents is from 30 working days.
Stage 3. Entry into Bulgaria with a Visa D and
submission of documents for a residence permit
at the Migration Directorate at the regional
police department at the place of residence. The
term of examination is 14 days, the cost is 10
levs. Documents must be submitted no later than
14 days before the expiration of the visa.
Stage 4. If a positive decision is made, you need
to pay a fee of 500 levs for an annual permit and
order the production of a personal card - from 45
levs for production within 30 days (if you pay 90
levs, the card will be ready in 15 days, urgent
production takes 2 days and costs 250 levs).
Stage 5. If desired, if the ground is still valid, you
can prolong the residence permit by contacting
the Migration Directorate two weeks before the
end of the term. The list of documents, amounts
and terms do not change.