Hi, I have a question regarding obtaining british citizenship ( passport ) I am highly qualified professional with Bulgarian passport working on a permanent contract for the same UK (international) company and living in UK for the past 5 years. I don't have residents card as I started with work permit and later on the requirements for Bulgarian citizens changed and we were given the right to "freely" work and live in UK. I would like to apply for British Passport later this year as I have my family and children here and recently I bought a house. My question is: Do I need first to have residents card to apply, or on the basis of living and working here for more than 5 years I am eligible to apply as it is. Best. K.