EXEMPTION FROM WORK PERMIT FOR ARTISTS AND FOR OTHER SPECIFIC PERSONS OR GROUPS OF PERSONS
Inviting artists, cultural professionals, touring groups, and others from visa-required countries to Bulgaria
What do artists from third countries need to tour Bulgaria?
If you are a performing artist, tour-manager, promoter or live performance organisation, sooner or later you might want to come and perform in Bulgaria. Nowadays, artists and other cultural professionals are very mobile, performing abroad more often than in their country of origin. Performing abroad though, visas and other permits issues might occur. Since the establishment of Schengen Zone, and unification of legislative in European Union, it might be a bit easier, but the issue still stands.
EXEMPTION FROM WORK PERMIT FOR ARTISTS IN BULGARIA
There is no such exemption for performing artists in Bulgaria. The artists would have to apply for the residence and work permit issued by The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior. The process of issuing permits is easier for actors and performers if they prove their professional competence. In this case they may be employed by the Ministry of Culture. If the artist performs only temporarily (only in concert / performances, etc.) and does not conclude a contract of employment in Bulgaria, a simple residence permit (Schengen short-term or long-term visa) is sufficient.
EXEMPTION FOR OTHER SPECIFIC PERSONS OR GROUPS OF PERSONS
Lower requirements for issuing residence and work permits also apply to visiting teachers and lecturers, teachers in higher education establishments and secondary schools in Bulgaria, based on the decision of the competent authorities of the educational institutions and the regional inspectorates of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act;
Article 74 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights
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