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.

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.

Please note however that there is no clearly defined and predictable path to citizenship through the Bulgarian “programme”. Potential applicants are advised to contact us for individual advice if they are considering this option.

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

The Bulgarian golden visa programme may be 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.

Compare Visa Programmes

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 6 months. Portugal is also possible through real estate investment at a lower amount by application after six years. Both programmes have formal programmes with clearly defined criteria.


A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.