Refugee status

Refugee status shall be granted to a foreigner who for reasons of a well-founded fear of persecution due to his/her race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a specific social group is outside his/her country of origin and who, for those reasons, is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country or return thereto.

Therefore, a foreigner must meet all the requirements and grounds laid down in the Law in order to be granted refugee status in Bulgaria. A foreigner who has been granted refugee status is received beneficiary of international protection.