The problem with the delayed Bulgarian citizenship interviews is now seemingly solved!
On July 28th, 2020, we alarmed that there were huge delays for Bulgarian citizenship interviews. As we promised to all our customers, we took immediate actions and have contacted the authorities on all levels in order to solve this problem.
More specifically, we have liaised with the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice and the Citizenship Council. It took us more than two months of hard work, but fortunately the problem now seems to be solved.
The statement by the Ministry of Justice of today (October 1st, 2020)
With great relief we are happy to announce that we now have an official statement by the Ministry of Justice. At the moment of writing of this article, the statement is published only in Bulgarian. No English translation has yet been officially released, but we expect this to happen in the course of the next few days.
The statement of the Ministry of Justice in English
For all our customers, we have translated below the official statement of the MOJ. For any discrepancies or doubts, we urge you to only use the official Bulgarian statement or the statement in English that may be published on the website of the MOJ in the course of the next few days.
In the period from 1 to 31 October 2020, the Ministry of Justice provides additional hours for submitting documents for change of citizenship
The Ministry of Justice has created an option to shorten the deadlines for waiting for the procedure for submitting applications and conducting interviews for change of citizenship, by providing additional hours in the automated information system of the Bulgarian Citizenship Directorate.
Only candidates who have already confirmed an electronic reservation for a specific day and time will be able to benefit from the change in the schedule. In the period from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 they will be able to utilize the system and to choose either a sooner date or to keep their current reservation.
The choice of an earlier date and time for submitting an application and conducting an interview may be made only once within the specified one-month period.
After the expiration of the period from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020, the possibility to make any changes to the current electronic reservations will be suspended and all additional hours will be available to persons who have not yet made an electronic reservation for submitting an application for change of citizenship and conducting an interview.
The details of the procedure will be send to everyone with an active reservation at the e-mail address specified by him.
The Ministry of Justice has taken steps to reorganize the procedure, as in recent months many applicants for the acquisition, reinstatement and release of Bulgarian citizenship have been prevented from appearing at the Ministry for filing documents and conducting interviews due to the state of emergency and subsequent an emergency epidemic situation in connection with the spread of COVID-19. This caused them to write down new dates and times, which led to the filling of the schedule for submitting documents and conducting an interview for a long period of time.
For any questions
For any additional information you might need, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be in position to fully assist you to get the soonest possible date for your Bulgarian citizenship interview.