The following information are provided by Bulgaria Business Intelligence, for further detailed information about investment in Bulgaria please visit this site.
Bulgaria is now one of Europe’s most attractive destinations for Business, Film productions, traveling and holidays.
When it comes to choosing your next business several factors will make it a preferred destination:

  • Highly experienced and motivated personnel.
  • A variety of wooded mountains up to 2895m high, crystal clear rivers and lakes, green fields in the Midlands extending to spectacular sandy beaches merging with idilic black sea views. All within a very short distance.
  • A wide variety of architecture ranging from the time of the Thracian kings ( 325 BC ) to very new urban and contemporary styles.
  • Four distinct seasons – White snowy winter, Fresh and blossomy spring, Warm sunny summer and rainy golden leaves of autumn.
  • Low production costs – as much as 50% lower than the Central European countries and significantly below those of the western part of the Continent, US and Canada.
  • We also guarantee local VAT refund and 10% flat rate for personal and corporate income Tax.
  • Short direct flights from most European capitals.
  • Member of the EU with rapidly growing economy and improving infrastructure.
  • Good transportation services and wide choice of excellent accommodation possibilities.
  • High level of safety and friendly attitude of people.
  • A predominant number of people speak fluent English and other languages.

General Information

National name: Republic of Bulgaria
Official language: Bulgarian
Alphabet: Cyrillic
Capital: Sofia
Area: 110,994 sq km/ 42,855sq mi
Population: 7.36 million
Time difference: GMT +1
Currency: Bulgarian Leva(BGN) http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/ 

Important phone numbers

International Telephone code: + 359 ( city code) + phone number
Emergency telephone number/общият европейски телефонен номер: 112

Holidays-non working days 

January 1  - New Year 
March 3 – National Liberation Day
May 1  - International Labor Day 
Orthodox Easter – from Good Friday to the second day of Easter
May 6 – St George’s Day
May 24 – Day of the Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slav Letters
September 6 – Unification Day
September 22 - Independence Day
December 24-26 – Christmas

Visas :: General Informations

Bulgaria and the European Union’s Common Visa Policy. Since 1 January 2007 the Republic of Bulgaria has been applying the European Union’s Common Visa Policy, subject to the terms of the Accession Treaty.

Visa-free regime for holders of Schengen visas for a stay of up to 90 days Currently Bulgaria issues national visas only. Those visas do not give their holders the right to enter the Schengen area. Many countries have visa waiver agreements for visits of up to three months. These are essentially tourist visas suitable for tasks such as location scouting.

  • Work Visas

Employes who do not hold Bulgarian or European Union passports require a work permit which is easy to obtain.

  • How to obtain

For up date information on visa requirements, please visit the web site of The Diplomatic Mission of Bulgaria in your country : http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/bulgaria, or the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria : http://www.mfa.government.bg/en/pages/109/index.html
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
2 Aleksandar Zhendov Str.,
Tel.: +359 2 948 2999

Transportation by Air

Bulgaria Air (National Carrier) :: http://www.air.bg/en
Sofia Airport :: http://www.sofia-airport.bg/

Rent-a-car

Atlaschoice :: http://www.atlaschoice.com
Choice Rent a Car :: http://www.choice-rent.com/
Bulgariacarrent :: http://www.bulgariacarrent.com/
Europcar :: http://www.europcar.com/car-BULGARIA.html
Hertz :: http://www.hertz.bg/
Rentacarbulgaria :: http://rentcarbg.com/

Savoyrent :: http://savoyrent.com/
Tany 97 :: http://www.tany97.com
Vergercar :: http://www.vegercar.com/

Main Taxi’s companies in Sofia

when dialing from cell phone, please enter Sofia city code first (+2)

OK SuperTrans : 973 21 21
Yellow 333 taxis : 931 19 52
Green Taxi : 810 810
Omega Trans : 91 142

Courier Services 

DHL EXPRESS: http://www.dhl.bg/en.html
FEDEX : http://www.fedex.com/bg/

Accommodation

5 Stars Hotels in Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia :: http://www.grandhotelsofia.bg/
Radisson Hotel, Sofia :: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-sofia/contact
Kempinski Hotel Zografksi :: http://www.kempinski.com/en/sofia/hotel-zografski/welcome/
Sheraton Hotel :: http://www.sheratonsofia.com/en/index.html
for more hotels please select here.

Banks

ALPHA BANK :: http://www.alphabank.bg/display.aspx
BULGARIAN AMERICAN CREDIT BANK (BACB) :: https://www.bacb.bg/page/default.aspx?xml_id=/bg-BG/
BULGARIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK :: http://bbr.bg/en/bulgarian-development-bank.html
BNP PARISBAS :: http://www.bnpparibas.bg/en/home/default.asp
CORPORATE COMERCIAL BANK :: http://www.corpbank.bg/
CRÉDIT AGRICOLE :: http://www.credit-agricole.bg/
D COMMERCE BANK AD :: http://www.dbank.bg/en
DSK BANK :: https://dskbank.bg/page/default.aspx?&xml_id=/en-US/
FIRST INVESTMENT BANK :: http://www.fibank.bg/en
ING :: https://www.ing.bg/wbdisplay.aspx
INTERNATIONAL ASSET BANK :: http://www.iabank.bg/en
INVEST BANK :: http://www.ibank.bg/en/
MUNICIPAL BANK :: http://www.municipalbank.bg/display.aspx
PIRAEUS BANK :: http://www.piraeusbank.bg/
POST BANK :: http://www.postbank.bg/en
PROCREDIT BANK :: http://www.procreditbank.bg/en
RAIFFEISEN BANK :: http://www.rbinternational.com/eBusiness/01_template1/829189266947841370-829188968716049154-829809233936047738-NA-2-EN.html
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE :: http://www.sgeb.bg/en/home.html
TEXIMBANK :: http://www.teximbank.bg/en/AboutUs.aspx
TBI BANK :: http://www.tbibank.bg/en/
TOKUDA BANK :: http://www.tokudabank.bg
UNICREDIT BULBANK :: http://www.unicreditbulbank.bg/en/index.htm
UNITED BULGARIAN BANK :: http://www.ubb.bg/en-US/Home
ZIAARAT BANK :: http://www.ziraatbank.bg/

USEFUL LINKS

Bulgarian National Film Center :: http://www.nfc.bg/en/
Bulgarian National Film Archive :: http://bnf.bg/en/film_library/
Kinomania International Film Festival :: www.kinomaniagbg.bg
National Academy for Theatre and Film Art :: http://natfiz.bg/en/
Official Tourism Portal of Bulgaria :: http://bulgariatravel.org/en/official_tourism_portal/
Sofia International Film Festival :: http://www.siff.bg/
Diplomatic Missions/Embassies :: http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/bulgaria
BG Interactive Map :: http://www.bgmaps.com/en/map/sofia

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