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Bulgaria

If your company is sending employees to Bulgaria — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Bulgaria, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Visa nationals entering Bulgaria for business visits require a C visa, which may be issued for single, double, or multiple entries. The C visa may be valid for entry up to five years, but stays must be limited to 90 days in a six-month period.

The main work authorization categories in Bulgaria are the Combined Work and Residence Permit, for locally hired staff with skills not available in the Bulgarian labor market; the EU Intracompany Transferee (ICT) Permit, for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists and trainees; and the EU Blue Card, for highly skilled, highly educated local hires. Permits can be issued for one year, or four years for the EU Blue Card, and are typically renewable.

Note that nationals of European Union/European Economic Area countries and Switzerland are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa, work permit, or residence permit and have the right to reside freely in Bulgaria. 

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.