To work as an employed worker in Bulgaria, you must obtain:
- a single/work permit;
- a visa "type D"; and
- a residence permit (not applicable in case of a single permit).
The total number of foreign workers cannot exceed 20% of the average number of Bulgarian/EEA/Swiss citizens in the previous 12 months and those non-EU citizens already residing in Bulgaria on a long-term basis and who are hired by the employer during the previous 12 months.
|Change of employment
Single/Work permits are issued to a specific employee and to the specific position and type of work. Change is not allowed.If you want to change the employer, you must submit a new application.
|Change of status
|Change of status is allowed, according to the last changes in the Law for the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Long term residence
You will be eligible for long-term residence status after five years of legal residence. You cannot leave Bulgaria for more than six consecutive months or a total of 10 months during this five-year period.
The duration of your long-term residence status will depend on the validity of the national passport with which you have entered Bulgaria.As a long-term resident, you will not need a single/work permit and will have equal access to health insurance and social security.
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