Registration procedures and residence permits

Kinds of employment

Employment conditions
In order to work in Bulgaria a person must be at least 16 years of age. By way of exception, persons aged 15 to 16 years may be employed to carry out work that is not physically demanding, hazardous to health or likely to impair their proper physical, intellectual and moral development or prevent them from attending school regularly or participating in career orientation or vocational training programmes. The employment of persons under the age of 18 carries a requirement for the presentation of a medical certificate attesting to the person’s fitness to carry out the work concerned along with a certificate issued by the Labour Inspection Service in each case when a person wishes to commence work.

The maximum duration of working time provided for in an additional employment contract, along with the working time stipulated in the main employment contract may not exceed 48 hours per week and, with respect to persons under the age of 18 years, total working time may not exceed 40 hours per week. Persons aged 18 years and over may work more than 48 hours per week solely on the condition that they have stated their consent to do so in writing and submitted that statement to the employer with whom they have concluded an additional employment contract. An employment contract may be concluded for work carried out on certain days of the month. Where the total time spent working for an employer does not exceed five working days or 40 hours per month, either on a consecutive basis or in separate blocks of hours, it will also be taken into account for the purpose of calculating total length of employment.

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