Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentEmbassies & Consulates · 1 decade ago

My grandfather was bulgarian, Can I apply for bulgarian citizenship?

My father and me are not bulgarian, and we are from Southamerica.

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  • HJW
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    citizenship is given trough generation ....have your parents acquired bulagarian citizenship ?


    CITIZENSHIP: (TI) Citizenship is based upon the Law on Bulgarian Citizenship, dated August 31, 1986.

    BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Bulgaria does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child born in Bulgaria to unknown or stateless parents.

    BY DESCENT: Child, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Bulgaria, regardless of the country of birth.

    OTHER: The following are eligible for Bulgarian citizenship through other than the normal naturalization process:

    - A stateless person, one of whose parents is of Bulgarian descent.

    - A child under 14, adopted by Bulgarian parents.

    - Refugees fleeing persecution.

    - Persons who have greatly contributed to Bulgarian society.

    BY NATURALIZATION: Bulgarian citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following condition: Person has resided legally in Bulgaria for at least five years.



    VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Bulgarian citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Bulgarian Embassy for details and proper paperwork.

    INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of naturalized citizenship:

    - Naturalized citizenship was obtained through fraud or false statement. However, this revocation only effects the person who made the false statements. The person's spouse and children may retain Bulgarian citizenship.

    - Person commits criminal acts against the security of the state outside of Bulgaria.

    ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be sent to the address below:

    Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

    Consular Office

    1621 22nd St., NW

    Washington, DC 20008

    Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-387-7969

    Fax: 202-234-7973:



    Embajada de la Republica de Bulgaria


    Tel: (0054 1) 781-86-44 и 786-62-73

    788-89-11 (after business hours)



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  • jollay
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Your mom maximum possibly qualifies for Bulgarian citizenship via descent - she could carry on with for a passport and discover out. regrettably as you're already over 18, you have merely ignored out. you're able to verify with the Bulgarian Embassy.

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  • 3 years ago

    Yes you can claim Bulgarian citizenship as long as you prove that your grandparent is a lawfull national of Bulgaria

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