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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Smilov, Daniel - Jileva, Elena

Published: January 2010 - Latest Update: May 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Paskalev, Vesco

Published: May 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Dobreva, Alina

Published: September 2013

Country expert(s)

Dobreva, Alina

Jileva, Elena

Paskalev, Vesco

Smilov, Daniel

Current citizenship law

Law on Bulgarian Citizenship (consolidated version as amended by Law of 19 Feb 2013) LANGUAGE: uk


Закон за българското гражданство (посл. изм. 19 Февруари 2013)[external link] LANGUAGE: Bulgaria

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Bulgaria domestic case law
International and European case law Bulgaria International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

New electoral rules in Bulgaria: approved, implementation pending

10,720 persons get Bulgarian citizenship in 2015

Bulgaria calls a referendum on introduction of electronic voting

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship