Humanitarian status

Humanitarian status shall be granted to a foreigner who is not eligible for refugee status and who does not wish or is unable to receive protection from his/her country of origin as he/she may face a real risk of suffering serious harm such as death penalty or execution, torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Humanitarian status shall also be granted in cases of a war when there is a serious threat to a civilian’s life or person by reason of indiscriminate violence in situations of international or internal armed conflict.

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