Bulgaria: Simplified Application Requirements for Select Third-Country Nationals  

Last Updated on February 26, 2023

Key Points 

  • Bulgaria simplified certain application requirements for third-country nationals employed in a highly skilled profession  


The government of Bulgaria simplified measures for third-country nationals working in a highly skilled profession. As a result, in order to qualify for employment in Bulgaria, a foreign national must: 

  • Possess an official document verifying a minimum of five years of professional experience at a level equivalent to higher education in the relevant sector or position specified in their employment contract; or 
  • Hold at least five years of specific professional experience, skills, qualifications or knowledge relevant to the position being filled.   

What are the Changes?  

Bulgaria's government has streamlined requirements for non-EU nationals working in highly skilled professions.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Bulgaria’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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