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  1. I am a British citizen in a defacto relationship with a non-Bulgarian EU citizen, and last year I successfully got my residence permit (family member of an EU citizen). It was tough, I was turned away by immigration office and had to go to the EU’s Solvit agency to establish my rights, but it eventually worked. To prove, they created a little questionnaire for us to answer about each other, and also asked for us to kiss (it was very clear they had never done this before).

    However, I am now interested in what other rights I have, as there is very little information about this. For example, in owning property that includes land or a garden. Generally, only EU citizens can do this, or foreigners who have resided for at least 5 years, but as I have a foreigner identification number, and a special residence card as a family member of an EU citizen, I wonder if this gives me the same rights as my partner?

    1. Author

      Hello and congratulation for succeeding to obtain residence card through this option.
      Your other question is very complicated, as it involves different laws in Bulgaria and there are many IF’s. If you are particularly interested in knowing more, you can contact our offices and request legal consultation.
      Regards,
      Posolstvo.eu

  2. Hello,

    I am from Serbia and l have a Bulgarian girlfriend for 5 months. We met in America on Work and Travel program and we start dating and living together for 3.5 months there. Now, when we came back to our countries, l have a problem with those 90/180 days that l can stay in Bulgaria. I already spend 31 day in the last 45 days and l am really afraid that i will spend the rest soon and that we wont be able to see each other for a long time, untill those 90 days refill again. So, is there any possibility for me to get residence permit for a longer period of time or is there any possiblity to make with her a de facto relationship?
    Thank you in advance!

    Best regards,
    Aleksa Kostic

  3. very informative article.

    I’m British citizen planning to move to Bulgaria with my long-term unmarried partner. We have mortgage and a joint bank account in the UK, as well as a child together. Would that be enough to prove cohabitation?
    Many Thanks
    Dmytro

    1. Author

      Hello,
      The short answer is “it depends”. The long answer is “you won’t find out until you try out”.
      Regards,
      Posolstvo.eu

  4. How to apply to cohabitation visa ,I want to stay with my Bulgarian boyfriend and I’m from fiji

    1. Author

      Hello,
      Without legal marriage it is extremely difficult, albeit not impossible. Please ask your boyfriend to contact our offices for assistance.
      Regards,
      Posolstvo.eu

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