Registering a car

Public body: Traffic Police

Address: bul. "Alexander Malinov" 1, Sofia 1715
Phone: +
Website: https://www.mvr.bg/opp

Registration of vehicles imported from abroad.

On the day of registration bring with you the following documents:

  • Identity document (original and copy)
  • Application for registration (issued on the day of registration by the local office)
  • Purchase agreement or contract (original and copy)
  • Original registration certificate (issued in the country of origin)
  • Valid insurance policy with Third-party cover
  • Receipt of paid “Eco fee” for vehicles categories M1, N1 (depending on the age of the vehicle between 200 and 300 BGN)
  • The vehicle shall be submitted  for identification and verification of the technical condition
  • Previous number plates, if used
  • If you authorise another person to perform your registration, the person must present an original and a copy of the notarised power of attorney.

Change of ownership of vehicles without changing number plates.

  • Identity document (original and copy)
  • Application for registration (issued on the day of registration by the local office)
  • Purchase agreement or contract (original and copy), signed and stamped by a notary
  • Registration certificate Part I and Part II (large and small coupon)
  • Valid insurance policy with Third-party cover
  • Local registration office fee is 54 BGN including new number plates or 23 BGN for new registration certificate and keeping the original plates

Traffic police addresses by major cities.

The working hours are from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:30.

  • Burgas > bul. “Yanko Komitov” 34
  • Stara Zagora > ul. “Promishlena” 2
  • Sliven > ul. “Bansko Shose” 2
  • Plovdiv > ul. “Napredak” 2
  • Pazardzhik > bul. „Stefan Stambolov“ 4
  • Lovech > ul. “Han Kubrat” 12
  • Gabrovo > ul. “Bodra smyana” 1
  • Veliko Tarnovo > ul. “Belyakovsko Shose” 4
  • Varna > bul. “Yan Huniyadi” 5

An example of the import declaration in PDF format is available on request Hello(at)move2bulgaria.com. Or for more detailed info check out Car-help website.


For other driving-related info visit our Driving page.