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by troyan
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

Stuzihno, thanks you are right it was ammended 2013, I stand corrected And also interesting is not just EU members but members of the EEA which the UK might remain a member of, Norway and Iceland operate under the EEA So SheilaP and all ,it seems there is an option to apply for full dual nationality...
by troyan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

No, at present EU nationals get an ID card which we are discussing which gives the cardholder all the rights of a Bulgarian except voting, the other option is to apply for full Bulgarian citizenship ie a Passport but to obtain this you must give up your native citizenship and passport. Its not decid...
by troyan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

ChrisF wrote:I think Sheila is talking about EU citizenship, not British.


my suggestion was a way of retaining EU citizenship.......or there are countries which allow dual nationality should anyone really feel they need to be an EU citizen
by troyan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

Stuzinho wrote:Why would you have to give up your British Citizenship?


those are the rules. Bulgaria does not offer dual citizenship for foreign Nationals unless very specific family cases
by troyan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

Its not the end of the world SheilaP, you could get a BG passport but you would need to give up your British citizenship........think of that scenario, I know many have but in reality it is still better to have a British passport and not be a member of the EU, many people came to BG pre EU. A Britis...
by troyan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

was quite looking forward to getting a permanent card before the ensuing unknown....... Is it only I who see the inherent contradiction in voting for Brexit yet wanting permanent residency of an EU member state as a back up plan? I did not vote Brexit, what I want is the break up of the EU, my posi...
by troyan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

the other thing I may be refused on is technically it does say you need to have 5 years continuous residency on a card, I too missed my first opportunity and my current card was issued three years ago in line with my passport expiry date so they may deem I have not had the 5 years......even though I...
by troyan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

Thanks chrisf
It doesnt say you need a certain number of years on your passport for the permanent card like the five year, i hope not because I will miss the timeframe........soon find out
by troyan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

The process is first you need to get a long term residency which is five years...........then you are elligible to apply for a permanent residency which is permanent but must be renewed every ten years. You must apply for the ten year BEFORE your 5 year expires....between 60 and 3 days before it exp...
by troyan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long stay permit.
Replies: 49
Views: 16751

Re: Long stay permit.

ChrisF I wonder if you can answer.......does the same rule apply to a permanent card application that your passport must have ten years to run? It does state on the five year application the expiry thing at the very bottom http://migration.mvr.bg/NR/rdonlyres/FECCB06E-F49B-465C-82D1-5CF416BA401A/0/L...

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