There is a huge selection of both new and used cars in Bulgaria - mainly of European production. You can buy a car at low prices in car dealerships, car markets or
The most popular sites are www.cars.bg
, where there is a huge selection of cars for every taste and wallet with a choice by age, price, brand,
model, condition and many other parameters.
How to have a car registered
Foreign citizens who have permanent or permanent residence in Bulgaria can register a car for themselves as an individual. It is somewhat more difficult for foreigners with a residence permit. If it is decided to register the car for yourself, you will have to go to Sofia - blue numbers are issued only there. In addition, registration must be renewed regularly, and for this you will have to go to the capital again. Not everybody is ready to spend time on this, so most foreigners with a residence permit register a car for their company or trade representation. In this case, you do not need to go to Sofia, you can get ordinary Bulgarian numbers. When buying a car, a sales contract is concluded. It must be certified by a notary - even if it is concluded between two legal entities. The only exception is the purchase by a Bulgarian company or a foreign representative office of a car not yet registered in Bulgaria from a company that is engaged in the import of cars into the country. The contract specifies the cost of the car, which cannot be lower than its insurance price. Additionally, notary fees and duties are paid, which amount to about 2.5% of the car cost specified in the contract. If the cost is more than 10 thousand leva, then payment can only be made through the bank. After signing
the contract, the buyer receives all the documents
for the car.
How long will it take to have a car re-registered?
It depends on whether there is a license plate, i.e. whether the car was previously registered in Bulgaria. Previously, the registration region was also important - when changing it, it was necessary to change the license plate. Now this rule has been canceled. If you don't need to get a new license plate, then re-registration takes a minimum of time. You need to submit an application with a package of documents, pay a tax of about 30 levs (an additional bank commission is charged), and then wait for your turn and receive large and small coupons in the name of the new owner. In other cases, more time will be needed: the car will have to undergo a technical inspection, engine and frame numbers will have to be checked, headlights and brakes will have to be functional, etc. The attendants will check for a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, emergency sign. After the technical inspection, the car owner receives a diagnostic sheet. It, along with the withdrawn license plate and other documents, must be submitted to the appropriate window, pay the fee for re-registration and for new license plate, and then wait for the receipt of new documents. If you wish, you can choose a license plate number according to your taste - the cost of such a service starts from 30 leva. To set the license plate,
you need to go to a special site on the Traffic Police.