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Bulgarian Visa

Does anyone know... do u need a separate Bulgarian visa even if u have a scchengen?. i know this used to be true a while back, but seems like its changed since jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/im...on-travel.esi/
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Re: Bulgarian Visa

"No transit visa is required for passage of citizens of third states when they produce any of the following documents:
- Schengen (single) visa, long-stay visa, permit for stay issued by any of the Schengen area states;"

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Hope this helps.
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Re: Bulgarian Visa

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Do Bulgarians need a visa to live in Switherland?

Not work, just live here with family?

I have contacted the relevant authorities, but the documents they gave me are in German.
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Re: Bulgarian Visa

I found this on the official www.ch.ch website:

"Protocol II on extending the free movement agreement to Romania and Bulgaria (EU-2) took force on June 1, 2009. Employees and service providers from these countries will initially be subject to interim provisions, however.
Switzerland has decided to continue restrictions on citizens from Romania or Bulgaria until 2016 at the latest. Thus, citizens from these countries are facing restricted access to the Swiss labor market and are subject to special quotas. Domestic workforce can be given precedence over Romanian and Bulgarian citizens, and salary and work conditions may be checked by the authorities. The same holds for service providers doing business in certain sectors.
When staying in Switzerland without gainful activity (students, pensioners, etc.) and in matters of family reunion, citizens of all EU and EFTA states enjoy the same rights."

I think it will depend if you fall within that category. You do need to check with the authorities though as they may want proof that you or your family can support you while you're here.
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Re: Bulgarian Visa

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I found this on the official www.ch.ch website:

"Protocol II on extending the free movement agreement to Romania and Bulgaria (EU-2) took force on June 1, 2009. Employees and service providers from these countries will initially be subject to interim provisions, however.
Switzerland has decided to continue restrictions on citizens from Romania or Bulgaria until 2016 at the latest. Thus, citizens from these countries are facing restricted access to the Swiss labor market and are subject to special quotas. Domestic workforce can be given precedence over Romanian and Bulgarian citizens, and salary and work conditions may be checked by the authorities. The same holds for service providers doing business in certain sectors.
When staying in Switzerland without gainful activity (students, pensioners, etc.) and in matters of family reunion, citizens of all EU and EFTA states enjoy the same rights."

I think it will depend if you fall within that category. You do need to check with the authorities though as they may want proof that you or your family can support you while you're here.
Hi,

thank you for your reply, it means a lot to me.

I'm not Bulgarian (I'm Irish), but I do have a Bulgarian granny who I would like to stay with me and my family.

From your post, it sounds promising!

Thank you again.
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Re: Bulgarian Visa

Glad I could help and hope it works out for you. Obviously the authorities will have the final say. It may depend on what relationships are classed as family reunions - again I found this on the site:

Family reunification
Who counts as my family?
Your wife or husband and those of your children who are not yet 21, or whom you support;
those whom you support among your parents and the parents of your wife or husband;
if you are a student: your wife or husband and your dependant children.

Whether your grandmother would qualify may depend on whether she has any other relatives who could look after her back in Bulgaria.
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