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Bulgaria

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

N/A

Any special considerations

Ukrainian nationals holding biometric passports may enter Bulgaria without a visa for 90 days in a 180-day period.

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Bulgarian authorities are reportedly admitting Ukrainian nationals even if they do not hold a visa or biometric passport.

Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

N/A

Any special considerations

N/A

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

N/A

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

Presently, Ukrainian nationals who remain in Bulgaria beyond 90 days are obliged to obtain a residence permit. Ukrainian nationals who wish to work in Bulgaria are similarly obliged to obtain a work permit. However, these rules may change as the government considers a temporary protection measure for Ukrainian nationals.

Other considerations

As of March 2, 2022, Ukrainian nationals are being offered temporary protection that will start immediately, across the EU, and last for one year. If the situation persists, this period will be automatically extended twice by six monthly periods for up to one year. This temporary protection means; 1. Residency Rights, 2. Access to the labor market subject to Member States’ labor market policies, 3. Access to housing, 4. Social Welfare, 5. Medical or other assistance, and 6. Unaccompanied children and teenagers are entitled to legal guardianship and access to education.

Links to latest Government information

https://www.mfa.bg/en/

EUR-Lex – 52022PC0091 – EN – EUR-Lex (europa.eu)