Bulgarian ID card
How to obtain a Bulgarian ID card (lichna karta)
EU nationals may apply for a certificate for long-term residence and Bulgarian ID card. If you would like to reside temporarily or permanently in the Republic of Bulgaria you have to register yourself with the local Migration Office. The registration is required also if you would like to apply for family reunification in Bulgaria.
EU nationals who would like to apply for a Bulgarian ID card (lichna karta) have to provide the following:
- Proof of accommodation – usually a notary deed of your property in Bulgaria or lease agreement;
- Proof of sufficient funds – bank reference issued by a Bulgarian bank stating that you have sufficient funds to support your stay in Bulgaria without relying on the Bulgarian social system;
- Health insurance – this requirement can be met by presenting EHIC card (European Health Insurance card) or by purchasing a health insurance from a local or international insurance company.
Necessary steps to obtain Bulgarian residence and Bulgarian ID card
The first mandatory step to obtain a Bulgarian ID card for EU nationals is to obtain a certificate for long-term residence. The certificate for long-term residence is issued from the Ministry of Interior Affairs – local Migration Office within 24 hours of submission of application. Once the certificate for residence is issued, you may apply for a Bulgarian ID card on the same day. The ID card is issued within 3 working days. If you are not able to take the card personally, you may authorize us to take it on your behalf.
Our lawyers will assist you to obtain a Bulgarian certificate for long-term residence and Bulgarian ID card for EU nationals hassle-free. We can assure you that your Bulgarian residence certificate and Bulgarian ID card will be issued within three working days.
For more details regarding the procedure of obtaining Bulgarian personal ID documents, please do not hesitate to contact us.