Technical University of Varna

Change in the Law on Foreigners related to long-term residence

Pursuant to § 11. of the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Law on Measures and Reality during the State of Emergency, announced by decision of the National Assembly of March 13, 2020.


in Art. 24 of the Law on Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria is added paragraph 13:


“A foreigner with a permitted long-term residence in the Republic of Bulgaria, which period of residence expires within the period of declared State of Emergency, may submit an application for residence continuation within 14 days after the State of Emergency cancellation, as the term of declared State of Emergency shall not be considered as an interruption when the foreigner shall submit the application for long-term or permanent residence.

A foreigner with a long-term residence whose long-term residence permit expires within the declared State of Emergency may enter the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria without a visa within 14 days after the State of Emergency cancellation.”