Bulgaria Citizenship By Investment 

Bulgaria offers a two-step process to obtain citizenship and a Bulgarian passport. Investors must first apply for the Permanent Residency Programme by investing €512,000 into a choice of investment fund vehicles. The process for PR takes approximately six months to complete. Shortly after residency has been approved, applicants can then fast-track to the citizenship stage by investing a further €512,000. The total timeframe is around 18 months, making it one of the fastest methods of obtaining citizenship in an EU country.

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€1,024,000 Fund Investment + Costs

Full family citizenship

Visa Free Travel to 188 countries and territories

Citizenship & Passport

Flexible. No requirement to reside.


Bulgaria offers permanent residency through an investment of €512,000 (BGN 1 million) into a choice of investment funds which must be held for a period of five years. At the end of the five-year period, the funds can be withdrawn and returned to the investor. Bulgarian stocks, exchange-traded funds, private equity, venture capital or hedge funds, and/or REITs are all eligible investments for the programme.


Bulgarian residency investors can apply for Bulgarian citizenship after 5 years. It is also possible to fast-track the citizenship option within 18 months by increasing the investment amount by a further €512,000.


  • Investment of €512,000 for permanent residency
  • Fast-track to citizenship in 18 months with a total investment of €1,024,000
  • Choice of investment types
  • Full family residency
  • Flexible. No requirement to reside
  • No language requirement
  • Investment can be liquidated after 5 years
  • Visa-free access to 188 countries and territories.

The Bulgarian golden visa programme may be attractive to those seeking a more sophisticated investment in the financial market as opposed to a real estate investment in one of the other European programmes. Aside from the initial costs, investors can liquidate their investment after five years. Enquire here.

Citizenship and Residency Programmes

La Vida offers a selection of residency and citizenship programmes throughout Europe and elsewhere. Below are some suggestions as an alternative to Bulgaria