Bulgaria does not currently have a digital nomad visa, but digital nomads and freelancers can apply for the Bulgaria Freelance Professionals Visa, also known as a type D visa.
Any non-EU citizen can work and live as a freelancer in Bulgaria, provided that the respective approval has been given by the Bulgarian employment office. The residence permit for freelancers is for an initial period of 1 year and it is possible to extend it for another year.
The application for the issuance of the long-stay visa is submitted only to the diplomatic and consular representations of the applicant's permanent residence or to the accredited representations in the applicant's state of permanent residence. Persons legally residing in a third country other than their country of permanent residence may exceptionally apply in this third country after having justified their request and if their return to the State of permanent residence is guaranteed.
The Executive Director of the National Employment Office will make a decision within 30 days of submitting the documents.
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You can extend it for a year.
Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.
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