Bulgaria Student Visa (D Visa)

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Talent Migration


Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Bulgaria for more than 6 months, need to apply for a student visa. The first step to obtaining a long term student stay permit or along term student residency in Bulgaria, which is valid for 1 year and is renewed each year is to get Bulgarian D-type Visa and meet some requirements.

Work during studies:

International students on a tier 4 visa studying at degree level and above are permitted to work up to 20 hours in any given week.

The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring spouse and kids with you.

The general application process are :

  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution of the Bulgaria

  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.

  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.

  4. Get the acceptance/admission letter from the university

  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  6. Apply for student visa and prepare to move to Bulgaria



3 - 6 months



120 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

4 - 6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Bulgaria Student Visa (D Visa)?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 12 months.
  • You must have high-school diploma or certificate to apply for the student visa.
  • You must to be accepted/enrolled in a course of an approved university/college in Bulgaria.
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your studies or a scholarship which confirms the payment of the tuition fees.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Bulgaria Student Visa (D Visa)?

5 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Copies of enrollment/admission letter from educational institute in Bulgaria.
  • Copies of travel health insurance valid until the duration of studies.
  • Two photograph 3,5х4,5 cm against white background.
  • Copies of bank statements or financial means to cover the studies.

Talent Migration data for Bulgaria

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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