The Council of Ministers of Bulgaria has adopted a decision approving the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of Georgia on the regulation of labour migration.
The document was signed on 30 September 2019 in Tbilisi. The agreement will apply to citizens of Bulgaria and Georgia who have an employment contract and a residence permit in the other country. The purpose of the document is to offer an additional opportunity to provide workers for Bulgarian economic sectors that have a labour shortage. The Agreement regulates the hiring of Georgian workers without a work permit in Bulgaria for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of a further extension for a total of up to 3 years. The exchange of seasonal workers between the two countries for up to 9 months a year is also regulated.
Workers hired under the Agreement will have the same labour rights and obligations, and workplace protection as the local workers.