MOI

Traffic Police

 

2677 Change in the registration of a vehicle

Any change in the data of a registered vehicle and the owner shall be requested to be registered with the relevant Traffic Police units
Based on:
Road Traffic Act – Art. 140, Para 2
Ordinance Nr. I-45/2000 on Registration, Report, Taking off Road and Commissioning of Vehicles, Temporary Suspension, Termination and Restoration of Registration of Vehicles and Trailers, Pulled by them, and the Order of Providing Vehicle Registration Data - Art. 3, Para 4
Authority providing the administrative service:
Traffic Police Units with Sofia Metropolitan Directorate of Interior and the Regional Directorates of the Ministry of Interior
Deadline for providing the service – immediately
Term of validity of the document / individual administrative act: Unlimited
Control authority for the activity of the authority providing the service:
Director of the Regional Directorate of MoI in which the respective Traffic Police unit is situated
Authority of appeal of an individual administrative act:
Director of the Regional Directorate of MoI in which the respective Traffic Police unit is situated

Change of registration is conducted in the cases of:
modification of the vehicle and owner data specified in the registration certificate
change of the registration number
extension of the validity for temporary registration
Changes in registration are not made when the vehicle is subject to preservation or other legal restriction. The change may be made following the cancellation or written permission of the body that has ruled the preservation or another competent authority.

Requirements, procedures, instructions
I. Submitting an application
The application is generated by an information system of the Ministry of Interior. The data is auto-filled. The applicant only checks the data and verifies it by his signature. The applicant does not have to fill in an application in advance.
The application shall be accompanied by:
- ID
- the vehicle - for identification;
- when there is a change in the vehicle data;
- when the owner changes his permanent address or registered office in another area;
- when the registration plates are replaced;
- certificate of changes in construction issued by the Executive Agency Automobile Administration when there is a change in the construction of the vehicle (including the installation of a gas system);
- certificate for initial inspection of the vehicle’s gas system issued by a person who carries out periodic technical inspections and who is authorized to carry out initial inspection of vehicle’s gas systems - when a vehicle’s gas system is installed;
- documents for acquired ownership with vehicle identification data (e.g. contract, invoice, etc., presented in original and in copy, the copy is kept at Traffic Police);
- the certificate of prior registration - Part I and Part II. Kept at registration. If the certificate is lost or stolen, a declaration is generated, which is signed by the applicant;
- document for undergone technical evaluation;
- document for concluded civil liability insurance
- plates with a registration number, if available
- copy of document for ownership of a rack - when mounting a third registration plate;
- document for paid vehicle tax;
- document for paid state fee;
- power of attorney certified by a notary when the registration is requested by an authorized representative

II. Verification of documents
Upon submission, a Traffic Police officer verifies the documents and instructs the applicant in case of missing or incorrect documents.

III. Vehicle identification (performed in specific cases) where:
- there is a change in the vehicle data;
- the owner changes his permanent address or registered office in another region;
- the ownership is changed and the seller and the buyer have permanent addresses in different regions;
- the registration plates are replaced;
- mounting a third registration plate on a rack covering the main rear plate.

For identification outside the Traffic Police premises (for a minimum of 5 vehicles), a separate application is filed and an additional fee is paid.
IV. Technical inspection and issuance of a technical mark (performed in certain cases)
It is only performed when the vehicle does not have a valid document for technical inspection. A technical mark issued for the vehicle.
In case the vehicle does not pass a technical inspection a change is made to the registration and the vehicle is taken off the road until the removal of the technical malfunctions.

V. Receiving the motor vehicle registration certificate
The applicant receives the certificate from the Traffic Police unit where the application was filed.

VI. Mounting of registration plates (performed in specific cases)
This is performed only when the reason for changing the registration was a need for replacement of plates, or when a third plate was requested to be mounted on a rack covering the main rear plate.
Upon the issuance of the registration certificate and registration plates, the plates are mounted on the vehicle by Traffic Police officers.
Mounting of plates (for a minimum of 5 vehicles) may be performed outside the Traffic Police premises for which a separate application is filed.

Templates:
Roadworthiness sign
Certificate of registration of a motor vehicle - Part I (sample for information only) Generated by an information system of the Ministry of Interior)
Certificate of registration of a motor vehicle - Part II (sample for information only) Generated by an information system of the Ministry of Interior)
Standard application form for requesting vehicle registration services (sample only for information! The application is filled in and printed at the desk)
Legislation:
Ordinance Nr. I-45/2000 on Registration, Report, Taking off Road and Commissioning of Vehicles, Temporary Suspension, Termination and Restoration of Registration of Vehicles and Trailers, Pulled by them, and the Order of Providing Vehicle Registration Data

Payment
For registration are collected the respective fees defined in Tariff No 4 on Fees collected by the Ministry of Interior under the Law on State Fees.
Separately, at the request of the applicant for use of a vehicle registration number, the following fees are collected:
1. with a combination of digits: "aa-bb"; "ab-ba"; “ab-ab”, where "a" and "b" are different numbers from "0" to "9", and for plates with a combination of four digits by request - BGN 300.
2. with four equal digits in the sequence number - BGN 1500
3. with a combination of six letters and / or numbers by request - BGN 7000. The request for a registration number with a combination of six letters and / or digits is made in advance with a separate application form!
The fees can be paid in one of the following ways:
At a desk in an administrative service unit by a bank card;
By a bank transfer

Regional Directorates of Ministry of Interior

Other Ministry structures
  • Metropolitan Directorate of Interior
  • Traffic Police
  • Blagoevgrad
  • Burgas
  • Varna
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Vidin
  • Vratsa
  • Gabrovo
  • Dobrich
  • Kardzhali
  • Kyustendil
  • Lovech
  • Montana
  • Pazardzhik
  • Pernik
  • Pleven
  • Plovdiv
  • Razgrad
  • Ruse
  • Silistra
  • Sliven
  • Smolyan
  • Sofia
  • Stara Zagora
  • Targovishte
  • Haskovo
  • Shumen
  • Yambol