Bulgarian Residency through bond investment.

Bulgaria offers permanent residency through investment of €511,292 (BGN 1 million) in government bonds. The government bond portfolio is for an investment period of five years. No further payment is required. At the end of the five-year period, the full amount of BGN 1 million (€511,292) will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by the government bonds.

For a set pre-paid fee, clients can leverage their capital by choosing the Financed Investment option. These individuals pay a reduced amount of €195,000(**) that will be used to finance a BGN 1 million (€511,292) closed 5.5 year loan from a Bulgarian chartered bank. Under this option there is no repayment of capital to the investor.

Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment

Bond investors in the Bulgarian residency programme can apply for Bulgarian citizenship after 5 years. It is possible to fast track the citizenship option by increasing the investment amount a further €511,292. The full investment in this case of €1,022,584 can be financed at €305,000 (**).

Key Facts

    • Investment of €511,292 for permanent residency
    • Risk free investment in government bonds
    • Full family residency
    • Flexible. No requirement to reside
    • No language requirement
    • Capital repaid after 5 years
    • Bond can be financed (reducing outlay)

The Bulgarian golden visa programme is attractive to those investors seeking a risk free bond investment or those who prefer not to invest in real estate in one of the other European programmes. Aside from intitial costs (*) the investor will regain their full investment. Enquire here.

* Initial fees for permanent residency application of €25,000 main applicant (including spouse) plus €2,500 each additional family member. Further fees apply for second bond and citizenship application.

** Subject to availability and application. Finance costs may vary. There is no return of capital under the financed option.

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Bulgaria is not the only country offering eventual citizenship in Europe through investment. It is possible to obtain EU citizenship and a second passport through real estate investment in Cyprus after just 3-4 months. Portugal is also possible through real estate investment at a lower amount by application after six years. The other government bond programme in Europe offering residency is that of Hungary.

More Information

For more details on the Bulgarian residency programme complete your details below.

  • Your contact phone number.
  • You will need a minimum 135,000 Euros (USD$150,000) for the lowest cost programme.