Residence permit in Bulgaria for pensioners.
Perhaps most easily, inexpensively and quickly can get a residence permit in Bulgaria in Bulgaria, pensioners. According to Part 24 (10) of the Law on Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria (ZCHRB) for residence permit (permit for long stay), persons who have the right to a pension and have sufficient means to live in Bulgaria can apply. At the same time, it does not matter for what reason the right to a pension was obtained: it can be a pension for old age, for long service (military, police, other security forces), disability pension, etc. However, the pension should not be less than the minimum pension received in Bulgaria (as of 01.07.2015 – 157.44 leva).
Also, the pensioner should be provided with housing in Bulgaria. It can be your own property or just a rented apartment.
With a residence permit in Bulgaria (residence permits), you can stay for a year in Bulgaria, enter and leave the country an unlimited number of times without having to issue a visa.
What else gives a residence permit in Bulgaria for pensioners:
draw up invitations to the country for guests of your property; to issue visas to the Schengen countries in the embassies of these countries, located in Bulgaria; visit some countries of Europe without issuing visas.
It is expected that Bulgaria, as a member of the European Union, will soon enter the Schengen zone, which will give the right of those who have a residence permit freely to travel throughout Europe.
Having the status of residence permit for five years you can obtain a permanent residence permit in Bulgaria (permanent residence) or a long-term residence permit (DVR), and further the citizenship of Bulgaria.
What is needed to obtain a residence permit (residence permit) for pensioners:
get a visa D on the basis of a & laquo; secured pensioner & raquo ;; to obtain permission in the migration service of the Bulgarian Ministry of Internal Affairs for residence permit (long stay) and to issue a plastic personal card (LC) as a document confirming that you have the status of residence permit and the right to stay in Bulgaria for a year.
List of documents for the visa application to a pensioner:
a questionnaire with a photograph (requirement for a photo for a visa to Bulgaria, sample documents and questionnaires for a visa D); a foreign passport with a validity of at least 18 months from the date of submission of documents (a copy of its first page); evidence of the provision of housing for the duration of stay in the country: a notarial deed or lease; evidence of financial security for the duration of stay in the country (at least 6 minimum pensions in the Republic of Bulgaria); a health insurance policy valid in the countries of Europe for a period of validity of the visa (6 months) certificate on the presence or absence of a criminal record (translated and legalized, valid for 6 months document issued by the competent authorities of the state, confirming the pension provision of the person (certificate of the pension for the last three months), a document of the Bulgarian bank confirming the existence of an account with the person to whom his pension (bank certificate) will be transferred.
After entering Bulgaria on D visa, you need to apply to the migration service of the Ministry of Interior (MIA) of Bulgaria for a residence permit (residence permit).
List of documents for obtaining residence permits (permits for long stay) in Bulgaria:
application for a foreign passport with a validity of at least 18 months from the date of submission of the documents, a copy of its main page, a page with a visa D and a page with the stamp of the last entry to Bulgaria; proof of the provision of housing for the period of stay in the country: a copy of the notarial deed or a notarized lease; A health insurance policy valid in the territory of Bulgaria for the whole period of stay. The amount of coverage should be at least 30 thousand euros (60 thousand leva); a certificate of the presence or absence of a criminal record (translated and legalized, valid for 6 months); a document issued by the competent authorities of the state, confirming the pension provision of the person (certificate of the Russian Federation Pension Fund or the pension department of the Ministry of the Interior, Armed Forces, GUFSIN about the amount of pension for the last three months). Translation and legalization is required; a copy of the pension certificate (translated and legalized); an extract from the account in a Bulgarian bank proving that you have the necessary means to stay in Bulgaria (the minimum pension in Bulgaria (in 2015 – 157.44 lv) x 12 = 1889.28 leva).
A residence permit is issued within 2 & ndash; 4 weeks, valid for one year and renewed annually.