Information on whether a child born in 1991 in Bulgaria to a Bulgarian mother and a foreign father would be eligible for Bulgarian citizenship [BGR25646.E]

An official from the Embassy of Bulgaria in Ottawa stated during an 18 December 1996 telephone interview that a child born in Bulgaria in 1991 of a Bulgarian mother and a foreign father is a Bulgarian citizen.

The attached section on Bulgaria in the March 1996 issue of the Council of Europe's European Bulletin on Nationality provides information on children's acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of Bulgaria, Ottawa. 18 December 1996. Telephone interview with official.


Council of Europe, Strasbourg. March 1996. European Bulletin on Nationality, pp. 12-22.