It is official! My permanent residency card has been printed, and I picked it up today. I now have permission to live and work in Bulgaria indefinitely. I still have to file change of address forms every time I move, and I need to fill out some paperwork every time my passport expires, but essentially, I’m good to go for the foreseeable future.
I now have all the rights and privileges of any Bulgarian (with the obvious exceptions of rights specifically reserved for citizens such as voting and running for public office). It is good to be fully welcomed!
Thanks to all of you who, through your prayers and financial contributions, made this day possible. We are going to go celebrate!