BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

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Re: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

Postby ChrisF » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:14 am

Back to Topic.
The meeting with the Ambassador and the Consular team yesterday was obviously planned before the present furore, so, at this moment in time nobody knows, basically.

IF THERE IS A DEAL nothing will change for us living here in BG until the end of 2020, which is the end of the transition period - the UK leaves the EU next March but there then is this transition period to enable industry, for example, to develop other trading strategies.
IF THERE IS NO DEAL then who knows what will happen - the present deal, which is the subject of much controversy as I type, protects the interests of all immigrants, whether it be UK citizens living in Bulgaria, or vice versa but we would not be protected in a no deal situation. The Ambassador, however, has spoken to PM Borisov and he has assured her that British people are very welcome in Bulgaria so no doubt something would be worked out, but this would take time and there would be a period of quite stressful uncertainty.

The Ambassador did stress that anyone who has not yet applied for their residency visa should do so now to avoid any future problems.

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Re: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

Postby ChrisF » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:27 am

I've just received this information in response to questions concerning obtaining Bulgarian citizenship and dual nationality which were put to the Ambassador yesterday -

Applications for Bulgarian citizenship are dealt with by the Ministry of Justice. The terms, conditions and application forms are available at https://newweb.mjs.bg/en/list-of-documents/#art_12. Please check directly with the Ministry what the steps will be to apply for Bulgarian citizenship.



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Dual nationality:



Conditions for applying for naturalisation:



Ø Being over 18

Ø Having a long-term or permanent residency in Bulgaria for at least 5 years

Ø Not convicted (or investigated) in Bulgaria

Ø Having sufficient income/means

Ø Good command of Bulgarian language (language exam regulated by the Ministry of Education)

Ø Previous citizenship should be renounced except for:

• Those married to a Bulgarian national

• Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland

• Citizens of countries with which Bulgaria has reciprocal agreements

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Re: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

Postby Mat » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:32 am

Thanks Chris

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Re: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

Postby ChrisF » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:54 am

There will also meetings in Varna, Bourgas, Plovdiv, Yambol and Borovets, I believe.
There will be similar meetings at the beginning of next year, weather permitting, by which time we will know if it is deal or no deal, and more information will be available


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