Separation or Divorce from EU National Partner
There are some conditions, though:
- You must have been married for at least 3 years; AND
- You must have spent at least 1 of those 3 years in Bulgaria.
If you have had children under the age of 18, the principle remains the same. However, there are no firm rules. The situation would be influenced by whether:
the child (or children) are resident in the EU; AND
the other partner (i.e. not the applicant) does NOT have custody.
Because this solution is based on the outcome of a judicial case from the EU Courts, it is not entirely straightforward. The engagement of an Immigration partner is recommended.