Bulgaria granted 13 500 residence permits to non-EU nationals in 2019
Bulgaria granted 13 500 residence permits to non-EU nationals in 2019, according to a report by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on July 2.
This is the highest number in the past five years.
In 2015, Bulgaria granted 9595 residence permits to third-country nationals, with the number rising to 7666 in 2016, a total of 10 958 in 2017 and 11 864 in 2018.
Of the residence permits granted in 2019, a total of 4097 were in the category “family reasons”.
A total of 1642 were for education and study, 2414 were for work reasons and the largest group “other reasons” added up to 5347, the NSI said.
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