Three Simple Steps for Obtaining a Residence Permit

Legal Basis:

  • Employment contract of a highly qualified specialist.
  • Article 33k of the Law on Foreigners.
  • Validity of the permit up to four years.

Who it is suitable for:

  • Highly qualified specialists.
  • IT sector employees.
  • Various companies for relocating their business.


  • Simple document preparation procedure.
  • High approval rate of applications.
  • Access to the labor market.
  • Adequate tax legislation.
  • Possibility to submit documents for a ‘D’ visa not in the home country.
  • Long validity period of the permit.
  • No requirements for a guarantee deposit in a bank.
  • Right to apply for a residence permit for family members.


  • The procedure for document processing takes several months.

This path allows you to legally settle in the country and is most popular among IT specialists.

Independent application for a residence permit in Bulgaria as a highly qualified specialist

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