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The Bulgarian LLC-Investment Route to EU Citizenship in Five Years

July 21, 2020

Nevena BekyarovaSofia   Kamen ShoylevSofia   In 2013, several investment structures were introduced in Bulgarian nationality law. These allow an investor to obtain permanent residence and, subsequently, to apply for Bulgarian citizenship in a privileged manner. In addition to the widely favoured government bond option, a less-known route to...

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Proposed Bill Would Give Bulgaria’s R/CBI Program Three New Investment Options

April 17, 2020

Nevena Bekyarova – NBLOSofia   Ivan Petrov – NBLOSofia   On March 20th this year, the Bulgarian Government published a draft Bill with proposed changes relating to the citizenship by investment programme.  Amendments to the programme had previously been proposed in March 2019 but were never adopted and the...

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Bill Tabled in Bulgaria Would Extend Citizenship Program With New Rules

March 27, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a surprise move that runs counter to the declared intentions of the current government, a group of Bulgarian lawmakers of different political stripes have tabled a bill in Parliament that would see the residence-to-citizenship program continue, albeit with significant amendments. In January last year, the...

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NBLO: Bulgaria’s Investigation of Improperly Obtained CBI Citizenships a Welcome Development

September 12, 2019

Ivan Petrov – NBLOSofia   The Bulgarian State Agency for National Security and Prosecutor General have recently published statements about their investigation into violations of Bulgarian CBI law and proposed the removal of citizenship from several individuals granted citizenship on the CBI basis. Seen properly, this is a welcome...

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Bulgaria Cancels Citizenship of 8th CIP-Investor in Three Months

September 10, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The office of Bulgaria’s Prosecutor-General has uncovered eight instances of fraudulently obtained citizenships over the last three months, with several cases dating back to 2011. Summer of discontent In the three months to September, Bulgaria has revoked the citizenships of eight investors in the country’s “fast...

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NBLO: Proposed Changes to Bulgarian Citizenship Law Would Make Program Similar to EB-5

April 12, 2019

Ivan Petrov – NBLOSofia   On Friday, 22 March 2019, the Bulgarian Government published a draft Bill with proposed changes relating to Bulgarian citizenship by investment (CBI). The draft may change significantly before it is finally law, or may indeed be rejected, leaving the law as is. Legislating in...

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