CoronaVirus measures – important update!

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Important notice to all candidates for Bulgarian citizenship!

Dear Friends and Clients,

Due to the declared emergency state in Bulgaria, caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Justice has declared the following measures (relating to the applications for Bulgarian citizenship) to be in effect from 17.03.2020 to 13.04.2020:

  1. The submission of documents for interviews for Bulgarian citizenship is suspended;
  2. Those who have already scheduled an interview between March 17th and April 13th 2020, can apply for another interview at a later date;
  3. The issuance of certificates, confirming the ordinances of the vice-President, is suspended;
  4. Those who have already scheduled an appointment to obtain certificates as per p.3 above, during the period between 17.03.2020 and 13.04.2020, can schedule new electronic reservation at a later time;
  5. The acceptance and the registration of new documents that relate to open cases (related to Bulgarian citizenship) shall continue to be carried out (with only one person being allowed access in the premises at a time);
  6. The sessions of the Citizenship Council of the Ministry of Justice are suspended.

All our clients, who are affected by this update, will be notified accordingly. For any information you might need, please contact us asap. We are providing full support during these difficult times and are hoping that this (Coronavirus) horror will be soon over.

Below is the translation of the statement of the Ministry of Justice

By order number LS-04-125 of 16.03.2020, the Minister of Justice Danail Kirilov suspended the acceptance and registration of documents and conducting interviews for the acquisition, restoration and release of Bulgarian citizenship at the counters and in the reception rooms of the Directorate “Bulgarian Citizenship” beginning from March 17th 2020 until the end of the declared state of emergency by the Bulgarian Parliament – April 13th 2020.

Those, who have made electronic reservations for submitting documents and conducting an interview during the period 17.03.2020. – 13.04.2020, may make a new electronic reservation after the expiration of the respective date, according to the schedule in the automated information system of the Directorate for Bulgarian Citizenship or submit documents for acquisition, restoration and release from Bulgarian citizenship through the diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic Bulgaria abroad.

The issuance of certificates in execution of a decree of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria for acquisition, restoration and release from Bulgarian citizenship at the counters of the Bulgarian Citizenship Directorate from 17.03.2020 shall be suspended until the end of the declared state of emergency by the Parliament – 13.04.2020.

The persons who have made an electronic reservation for obtaining a certificate in compliance with a decree of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria during the period 17.03.2020. – 13.04.2020, may make a new electronic reservation after the expiry of the respective date, according to the schedule in the automated information system of the Bulgarian Citizenship Directorate or apply for a certificate at the diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Bulgaria abroad.

Acceptance and registration of additional documents to filed files for acquisition, restoration and release from Bulgarian citizenship and acceptance and registration of other written documents shall continue to be carried out at the desks of the Directorate “Bulgarian Citizenship” under the regime of access and service of one citizen in the reception rooms. premises.

The sessions of the Citizenship Council of the Ministry of Justice shall be suspended until the end of the declared state of emergency by the Bulgarian Parliament – 13.04.2020.

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