What are the benefits of getting a Bulgarian temporary residence permit?
- Foreigners will get a Bulgarian ID card allowing their stay in Bulgaria and multiple entries into the country.
- Your Bulgarian ID card can be extended for up to 5 years and foreigners can later apply for permanent residence and full citizenship.
- Access to a simpler visa process for Schengen Zone.
- You can take your family to Bulgaria.
What duration of living does a temporary residence permit allow me in Bulgaria?
A Bulgarian temporary residence permit allows you to stay for either 6 or 12 months. You can renew yearly for up to 5 years.
When do I become qualified to apply for a Bulgarian permanent residence permit?
To be eligible for a permanent residence permit, a person should hold a valid Bulgarian temporary residence permit for a minimum of 5 years. Foreigners can get their temporary residence permit through the trade representative office in Bulgaria. The permit is issued for a duration of one year and can be renewed annually for up to five years.