living in Bulgaria

Living in Bulgaria

When you want to immigration to Bulgaria, there are some facts and circumstances that you need to consider if you want to be living in Bulgaria.

Major cities

There are three majors cities in Bulgaria, which you need to know. When living in Bulgaria there is a good chance that you will meet many Bulgarians, that have lived in those cities. It is always good to know something about them, right?

Sofia, a city with a population of about 1.1 million, is Bulgaria’s capital city, and thus the seat of Parliament, and also its most populous, as well as being the country’s business and economic capital. The city has an international airport and is linked to the region and continent via rail, bus and major motorways. Sofia has a vibrant cultural and entertainment life, green spaces, sports facilities and ample shopping centres and major-brand retail shops.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, rivals Sofia for its fascinating historical, archaeological and cultural wealth. It is not by chance that Plovdiv will be European Capital of Culture in 2019. The city also has plenty of shopping opportunities, good hotels and restaurants and sports facilities.

At Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Varna is the largest city, followed by Bourgas. Both are important tourism and business centres in the coastal region, host commercial seaports, and each has its own airport, especially busy in the peak summer season with charter flights and holiday flights by foreign low-cost airlines. Both cities connect to the rest of the country and the region by rail and bus lines.

For further details on living in Bulgaria, please visit The International Association of Movers country guide.

Visa and Residence requirements

Details of visa requirements may be found at the website of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you are an EU citizen, holder of a valid ID card or passport, you can reside in Bulgaria for a period of up to three months following your entry into the country. You must then apply for a long-term residence permit.

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has further details on the criteria and procedures for applying for residence in Bulgaria.

Administrative control of the residence of non-Bulgarian nationals in Bulgaria is in the hands of the Migration Directorate at the Interior Ministry.

The capital Sofia is host to 69 foreign embassies.

Getting moving

Most of all, beyond these few pointers, you are best off contacting Matrix Relocations about your move to Bulgaria. We are ready to welcome your moving request.

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