• Representatives of foreign legal entities who have established a commercial representation of a legal entity in Bulgaria and are registered with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Article 24, paragraph 1, item 6 of the Law on Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • The permit is valid for up to one year.

List of documents required for applying for a ‘D’ visa

  • Section for Personal Documents

  • Residential Information

  • Confirmation of Sufficient Funds

  • Confirmation of Residence Basis

Expenses and fees for applying for a ‘D’ visa.

D Visa: Key to Long-Term Residency in Bulgaria.

The ‘D’ visa is a crucial step for foreign citizens seeking permanent or long-term residence in Bulgaria. Upon arrival in the country, holders of this visa are required to contact the competent Migration Service of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria no later than 14 days before its expiration, typically with an application for the issuance of the corresponding residence permit. This pivotal step ensures convenience and legality of residence on Bulgarian territory.


  • The application can only be submitted in person by the applicant, including minors. The legislation does not allow exceptions to this rule.
  • In all cases involving minors, a copy of the birth certificate is mandatory, along with a separate set of documents for obtaining the visa.
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