Bulgarian citizenship granted to 10 720 people in 2015

Bulgarian citizenship granted to 10 720 people in 2015

Sofia, February 15, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

A total of 10 720 people were granted Bulgarian citizenship in 2015, close to double the number in 2014, according to the presidential administration’s commission on citizenship’s annual report.

The largest number was from FYROM, 4315, a sharp increase from the 1874 who were granted Bulgarian citizenship in 2014.

Apart from Macedonians, the rest in the top 10 were from Ukraine (1456), Moldova (1453), Serbia (580), Russia (551), Israel (395), Albania (331), Turkey (281), Vietnam (73) and Lebanon (45).

These were followed by Syria (42), Iraq (42), Romania (32), Stateless (35), Afghanistan (18), Belarus (15), Kazakhstan (14), Uzbekistan (10), Kosovo (seven), the United States (six), Jordan (five), Algeria, Greece, Italy, Iran and Cyprus (four each).