EuroBrits Bulgaria NEW Our new EuroBrits Residence Guide is here! You can now take a quick quiz to find out whether you are a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement by clicking here. The Bulgarian government has approved the legislation implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Migration Authorities are now processing applications for the new permits for UK nationals and their family members. The AIRE Centre is here to help UK nationals who moved to Bulgaria before 1 January 2021 secure their residence status now that the UK has left the EU. If you require assistance with this process, contact us at [email protected]. We are also operating a phone helpline for those who do not have access to emails or the internet between 3:30pm and 6:30pm local time Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you or anyone you know is in this situation, please call +359 2906 0713 Update Our advice line is not currently operating. We will start operating again on 9 August 2021. 31 March 2021 marks 90 days since the end of the transition period. This is a significant date for UK nationals who have been in Bulgaria since 1 January 2021 and who do not intend to become residents there as it marks the end of the 90 day period that you are allowed to stay in Bulgaria as a British citizen without a visa. However, for those UK nationals who were legally residing in Bulgaria before 1 January 2021 this limit does not apply, even if you do not yet have a residence permit for UK nationals. We encourage anyone who falls into this category to apply for a residence permit for UK nationals as soon as possible. Information Sheets We are producing a series of information sheets designed to provide practical information to UK nationals seeking to secure their residence in Bulgaria. We want these sheets to be as helpful as possible and want to know if they have supported you in obtaining a residence permit or if they have assisted you to help someone else do so. Please help us to improve our service by giving us feedback on these resources HERE. Learn more about: Post-transition period residence rights FAQs UK nationals' right to reside in Bulgaria now that the UK has left the EU What does the Withdrawal Agreement mean for UK nationals in Bulgaria? How can UK nationals secure their right to reside in Bulgaria now the UK has left the EU? How can the family members of UK nationals in Bulgaria secure their residence now that the UK has left the EU? UK students' right to reside in Bulgaria now the UK has left the EU How does the residence status of UK nationals affect their rights to healthcare in Bulgaria during the Coronavirus pandemic? Events The EuroBrits Bulgaria team has hosted 3 webinars so far. EuroBrits Bulgaria hosted webinar on residence rights for UK nationals who moved to Bulgaria before 1 January 2021 on Tuesday 9 February. Our Bulgarian legal expert answered your questions on residence now that the transition period is over. We covered residence renewals, new applications, COVID-19 residence rules, family members & students. You can view a recording of this webinar here and read a summary of the questions discussed in our post-transition period residence rights FAQs document EuroBrits Bulgaria hosted a webinar for UK national students to assist them when applying for the new residence permits for UK nationals on Wednesday 25 November. Our Bulgarian legal expert returned to explain the process students need to go through to secure their residence for the duration of their studies and beyond! You can view a recording of this webinar here EuroBrits Bulgaria hosted a webinar for self-sufficient UK nationals in Bulgaria on Wednesday 11 November. Our Bulgarian Legal Expert gave a presentation on the new residence permits for UK nationals and answered your questions on the application process. You can view a recording of the webinar here Useful Links Living in Bulgaria - GOV.UK Bulgarian Ministry of Interior - Information about Brexit List of Regional Migration Directorate offices Social Media Like the EuroBrits Bulgaria Facebook page to stay up to date with all the project news!