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If I am Bulgarian Blue Card holder, can I travel to UK using my Bulgarian Blue Card?

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    A residence permit is not a travel document. A passport based on citizenship is. As a general rule you must use your passport. – Mark Johnson May 30 at 15:12
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    @MarkJohnson but it is not unreasonable to wonder whether the card can be used in conjunction with a passport to avoid needing a visa. It can be used that way in Croatia, for example. – phoog May 30 at 16:51
  • @phoog Yes, my intention was to hint that citizenship should always be given in such travel questions – Mark Johnson May 30 at 19:36
  • @MarkJohnson that is a worthy goal, but I would counsel you not to get your hopes up! – phoog May 30 at 23:25
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You can only use your Bulgarian residence permit (with your passport) to enter the UK without a visa if the card is for a family member of an EU citizen (член на семейството на гражданин на ЕС) and you are traveling with or joining that EU citizen.

Note that a blue card is a work permit, so it would not qualify. You will need a visa to visit the UK.

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    A blue card is definitely not a residence card for a family member of an EU citizen. – phoog May 30 at 16:50
  • @phoog That's what I thought. But other people will read the question in the future so ideally the answer should be reasonably complete. – Michael Hampton May 30 at 16:53
  • Of course. I just would have added an additional sentence noting that and concluding therefore that in this case a visa is definitely necessary. I already upvoted the answer, though, so don't edit it on my account. – phoog May 30 at 17:38
  • A Blue Card is a residence permit with special privileged work conditions – Mark Johnson May 30 at 19:32

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