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5 year residency

Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:38 am

Exactly why do we need to apply for this? What benefit does it give you?

Our lichna karta runs out in a month. Do we really need to apply for the new permit? Who will know if we don't? No other EU country has a residency permit as far as I know - but could be wrong.

 

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Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:08 pm

You have to be registered in a country you are living in. I got the new 5 year card, very easy, very cheap, I now have no worries for 5 years.


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Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:43 pm

But most have ID cards. I have a lichna karta, when it expires i wont have to pay 525lv as usual but about 15lv I think for a piece of plastic that has no photo on, this means that i will now have to carry a copy of my passport around for photo id.Annoying

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Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:45 pm

Why not do it !!! Like Dazza says "it's free" And valid for 5 years i would prefer to do things properly without possibly running into difficulty later on down the line. Also it does prove to the police if your stopped that you live here, or at least have a place to stay while over here. Other countries do have residency permits, take Spain for instance. Why Challenge the Bulgarian system it's mystifying at the best of times. And much better to go with the flow.

 

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Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:32 pm

you will often be asked for it eg. banks. we are frequently asked for ours

 

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Post Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:07 pm

You'd better check the newest LAW FOR ENTERING, RESIDING AND LEAVING THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA OF EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES:

Art. 6. (1) An European Union citizen shall reside in the Republic of Bulgaria with identity card or passport within a term of up to three months.
(2) A family member who is not European Union citizen shall reside in the Republic of Bulgaria with passport within a term of up to three months from the date of entry in the country.

Art. 7. (1) European Union citizen may reside in the Republic of Bulgaria durably or permanently, for which a certificate shall be issued by National Service "Police".
(2) The durable residence is for a period of up to five years.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:50 pm

thanks for that Emil.

We will get them replaced, it's just we heard it was so much more hassle if you have had a lichna karta, which we have. The only people who have renewed to the new system that I have spoken to found it even more hassle than before as you have to deregister from the old system. As we will be using the same police station, I imagine we will have the same hassle.

 

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