Connecticut, US

Bulgaria Immigration Services

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.

Bulgarian law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
Visa nationals entering Bulgaria for business visits require a C visa unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. C visas can be issued for single, double or multiple entries, and are usually granted with a 180-day validity. Business visitors must limit their stay to 90 days in a 180-day 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 Transferee (ICT) Permit, for the transfer 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.
Nationals of European Union/European Economic Area countries and Switzerland are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa, work permit​ or residence permit, but may be required to register for stays beyond three months.
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.