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Settling In

 

Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more.
Within the ‘Settling In’ section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property
and/or living in Bulgaria.
 

Law and the police in Bulgaria

When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week the Bulgaria Buying Guide provides an insight into law enforcement and policing in Bulgaria and provides some need-to-know background on the most important areas of the law... It’s important when you make the move to a new country or invest in property  More...


Tips for finding work in your new home

Beginning your job search when looking for work in Bulgaria can seem like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This week, the Bulgaria Buying Guide provides an insight into the type of work available, tips on how to find work and how to increase your chances of finding employment by looking for the right international employment opportunities. Unless you are lucky enough to be moving abroad with a healthy nest-egg to fall back on,  More...


Healthcare considerations: Part 1

When planning your move abroad, healthcare should be top of your list of things to sort out. Upon arrival, there will be lots to do whether it’s sorting out a GP, getting hold of a regular prescription or making sure that you are covered for all accidents. Therefore, the Overseas Guides Company always advise getting the process started as much as you can before you embark on your new life. Here are a few things that you should pay mind to before you jet  More...


Getting residency in Bulgaria

  Although Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, all foreign citizens (both EU and non-EU) who are planning on staying for longer than 90 days must apply for a residency permit at the National Migration Directorate in Sofia or at the immigration department at their local Police Station. The National Migration Directorate is the authority in charge of issuing, cancelling or extending resident permits in Bulgaria and can be found in local police  More...


Insurance for homeowners

Read on for our top 10 tips for insuring your home in Bulgaria, or to obtain a no-obligation quote from a leading UK based overseas property insurer, click here. 1 Choose a UK insurance company, rather than a foreign one - the helpline and your policy will be in English, you can make payments in Sterling and by direct debit, and typically your liability limits will be higher. 2 Be sure  More...


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