Renunciation of previous citizenship BEFORE obtaining Bulgarian citizenship The problem with the requirement for a candidate for Bulgarian citizenship by ordinary naturalization to renounce his or her previous citizenship reaches new dimensions. More and more clients are seeking our assistance after they have already been approved by the Citizenship Council
Legal analysis of the norm of Art. 1(6) of the Bulgarian Citizenship Act (“BCA”) Is it necessary for a non-EU citizen to renounce his/her citizenship before he/she can be naturalized (obtain Bulgarian citizenship)? After reading the BCA, the answer to this question seems obvious. However, let us see whether the
More proposals for changes to the Bulgarian Citizenship Law in 2023? We recently wrote about the proposed changes by Kostadin Kostadinov and other MPs to the Bulgarian Citizenship Law (BCL). Today we will analyze the other proposed amendments to the BCL, namely the bills of: The proposed changes are not
What will change in the Bulgarian Citizenship Law in 2023-2024? Today, 21.09.2023, the Bulgarian Parliament voted several bills to amend and supplement the Bulgarian Citizenship Law (BCL). The MPs were surprisingly unanimous, which makes us think that the Bulgarian Citizenship Law changes will be adopted at the second reading. But
EU may re-introduce visa-regime with certain countries? The EU will most likely re-introduce visa regime with certain countries in the near future. More specifically, the countries in the Western Balkans, which allowed citizens of countries with visa regime with the EU to enter and then try to pass the EU
Descendants of Bulgarian Jews need to be able to restore their “legal roots” and get Bulgarian citizenship – fast and easy This article is inspired by our Client, an American doctor with Jewish and Bulgarian roots. She has been fighting the system in Bulgaria, together with us, for quite some
Annoying requirement, but can we go without it? Many customers are annoyed by the requirement to present certificate for lack of criminal convictions when applying for residence permit. Especially US clients have serious issues, as they often apply for this certificate through the FBI and the procedure is quite complicated.
We receive more and more questions about whether one can retain his foreign citizenship if he obtains Bulgarian citizenship by origin. In this article you will find the answer to this question, straight from the source. Citizenship “by birth” vs citizenship by origin Bulgarian citizenship by birth is conceptually different