The persons who have been granted permanent residence acquire Personal Number and Identity Card of “Card of Foreigner Permanently Residing in the Republic of Bulgaria” type.
Staying in the country under a permanent residence permit for more than 5 years is a ground for acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship.
Anybody may buy a property in Bulgaria. Both a natural and legal person may buy an apartment. It is only a legal person that is entitled to purchase land on the grounds of certificate for incorporation of a company (a single-person limited liability company). The procedure is very simplified and is not expensive.