Welcome to your Path to Bulgarian Citizenship

If you have a Bulgarian ancestor, such as a parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent, you may be eligible!

What is Bulgarian Citizenship by Descent?

Bulgarian citizenship by descent refers to the process of acquiring Bulgarian nationality through family ancestry. This means that a person can apply for Bulgarian citizenship if they can prove that they have at least one direct ancestor (father, mother, grandfather or grandmother) who was born in Bulgaria or who was a Bulgarian citizen at the time of their birth.

Who is Eligible for Bulgarian Citizenship?

Those people who have at least one parent, grandparent or even a great-grandparent who is a Bulgarian citizen, or were so if deceased, are eligible. It is also essential to have evidence of ancestry, in addition to family members’ documents, such as the birth certificate.

You should also know that a birth certificate from this ancestor is not enough to prove citizenship. At least one passport from the ancestors is also required, and ideally other documents to prove citizenship.

With the help of our network of genealogists, we are able to search for documents to prove your ancestry.

Why Get Bulgarian Citizenship?

There are many reasons to consider living in Bulgaria, starting with the affordable cost of living. Bulgaria is known for having a low cost of living compared to other European countries, without compromising on quality. Prices for housing, food, transportation, and utilities are generally lower, allowing for more affordable living.

Likewise, it has a well-developed and internationally recognized educational and health system, providing many opportunities and quality services. Additionally, education and healthcare costs are lower in Bulgaria compared to other European countries.

What Other Benefits Come with Bulgarian Citizenship?

Bulgaria is an EU Member State so having citizenship grants you the advantages and freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries, especially:

  • Freedom to work and engage in economic activities in all EU Member States.
  • Possibility to invest, and to acquire real estate, in the EU.
  • Medical care in all EU countries.
  • Freedom to reside and settle in other EU Member States.
  • Access to education throughout the EU; free studies at prestigious universities.
  • Possibility of traveling without a visa to more than 160 countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

Why EuroPassport?

EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Bulgarian Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.

  1. We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
  2. Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Bulgarian citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
  3. Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
  4. We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

The waiting time will depend on each case; however, the average time is 12 to 18 months.

When you apply for citizenship, any prior denials may hinder your chances on subsequent applications. For example: declaring a date that is incorrect according to the laws and legislations. Remember that immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents. We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable application for citizenship you can submit. Do you want to risk your chances? We will do everything for you.

You are eligible to apply for Bulgarian citizenship if at least one of your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents is or was a Bulgarian citizen. Being a Bulgarian citizen automatically makes you a European citizen with access to the numerous benefits/freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Bulgarian ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.

We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.

Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.

No, according to the Bulgarian Citizenship Law, foreigners do not need to meet this requirement to obtain Bulgarian nationality.

Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Bulgaria. If you are interested in finding out more about your Bulgarian ancestors, contact us for details.

No, you generally only need to pay taxes if you move to the country and live there at least 6 months of the year. If you move to another EU member country, you won’t have to pay taxes in Bulgaria, but you may have to pay taxes in the European country in which you decide to live, so you would need to consult with the local tax authorities in that country.

Yes, you can apply for Bulgarian citizenship by descent even if your Bulgarian ancestor has already died. However, it is important to keep in mind that the process may be more complicated and require more documentation to prove the descent relationship. Ancestor’s death certificate may be required.

Yes, it is possible to apply for Bulgarian citizenship by descent if your ancestor emigrated from Bulgaria many years ago. However, the requirements and process may vary depending on the laws and regulations in force in Bulgaria at the time of your application.


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