Three Simple Steps for Obtaining a Residence Permit

Legal Basis:

  • 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.

Who it is suitable for:

  • Business owners.
  • Remote workers.
  • Young entrepreneurs.
  • Individuals with sufficient savings who do not need access to the job market.


  • Any capable foreign individual can apply.
  • Opening a representation in Bulgaria does not affect the activities of the legal entity on whose behalf it is established.
  • Representatives are not required to have an employment contract.
  • High approval rate of applications.
  • Low overhead costs.
  • The right to apply for residence permits for family members.


  • Possible risks of legislative changes in the future.
  • The need for prior proof of financial support by depositing an amount equivalent to 12 minimum wages into a bank account.
  • No right to work as an employee.

This path allows for legal settlement in the country and is the most popular among foreigners.

Independent application for a Residence Permit in Bulgaria as a representative of a foreign legal entity

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