Residence permit for EU citizens

Public body: Ministry of interior - Migration Department

Website: https://www.mvr.bg/migration/en/administrative-services/

Application types for EU citizens and their families


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

This card is issued by your national health provider and gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare in any of the EU counties. Bulgarian authorities may request to see your EHIC or alternatively, you would need to purchase medical insurance for foreigners in Bulgaria. The insurance premium is circa 400 BGN.


Bulgarian bank account statement

Your account balance needs to show at least 12 months’ worth of Bulgarian minimal wage (circa 7 800 BGN). In some cases, it might be sufficient to show proof of a Bulgarian bank payment card issued in your name.


Landlord declaration

If you are renting in Bulgaria, you need your landlord’s consent for your application. The declaration needs to be signed and stamped in front of a notary and submitted together with a copy of your rental agreement.


Fees for Bulgarian identity documents

Certificate for an EU citizen 7 BGN

Residence permit on a card 18 BGN (standard application takes 30 days)

Fast-tracked application 36 BGN (takes 3 days)


Migration offices in cities across Bulgaria

BURGAS
Address: 8000 Burgas, 63 Perushtitsa Str., Lazur complex, tel .: 056/856 809

VARNA
Address: 9000 Varna, 1 San Stefano Str., tel: 052/652 349

VELIKO TARNOVO
Address: 5000 Veliko Tarnovo, 4 Belyakovsko shose Str., tel .: 062/662084

VRATSA
Address: 3000 Vratsa, 17A Dimitraki Hadjitoshev Str., tel .: 092/692 341

GABROVO
Address: 5300 Gabrovo, 50 Orlovska Str., tel. 066/800 860

PAZARDZHIK
Address: 4400 Pazardzhik, 2 Saedinenie Square, tel .: 034/434 366

PLOVDIV
Address: 4000 Plovdiv, 70 Volga Str., tel: 032/932 890

RUSE
Address: 7000 Ruse, Bul. “Gen. Skobelev ”№ 49, tel .: 082/882 236

CITY OF SOFIA
Address: Sofia, 5 Antim I Str., tel.02 / 982 3764


Declaration from the landload as per article 20aApplication for long-term residence