MOI

Traffic Police

 
2679 Recovery of terminated vehicle registration upon request of the owner

Recovery of terminated registration is carried out upon the owner’s request for vehicles whose registration has been terminated due to: removal from the country, storage in a private property, being declared missing, having registration number plates that do not meet the Bulgarian standards, confiscation or forfeiture.
Based on:
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. 21.
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
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
Restrictions and conditions:
Recovery of terminated registration is carried out for vehicles whose registration has been terminated upon the owner's request due to:
- being exported from the country
- stored in a private property
- declared missing
- having registration number plates that do not meet the Bulgarian standards
- being confiscated or forfeited for the benefit of the state
Restoration of registration is also made when it has been terminated ex officio due to the lack of Civil Liability insurance.
Restoration of registration is not provided for a vehicle, which has insurance compensation paid for total damage.
Requirements, procedures, instructions
I. Submitting an application
The application is generated by the information system of the Ministry of Interior. Data are 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:
1. ID
2. documents for acquired ownership with vehicle identification data (e.g. contract, invoice, etc., presented in original and a copy, with the copy kept at Traffic Police)
3. document for Civil Liability insurance
4. test report from an accredited laboratory (only when the vehicle has not undergone a valid technical inspection)
5. plates with transit registration number if they are used when transporting the vehicle to the registration place
6. document for paid state fee
7. notarized power of attorney, 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
The vehicle shall undergo an obligatory identification.
It is carried out at a Traffic Police unit; for 5 or more vehicles it can be done at a place outside Traffic Police premises for which a separate application is filed.

IV. Technical inspection and check of the equipment
The vehicle shall undergo an obligatory technical inspection and check of the equipment.
In case the vehicle does not pass the technical inspection it is registered and 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
Following the issuance of the registration certificate and registration plates, the plates are mounted on the vehicle by Traffic Police officers.
Mounting of plates (for at least 5 vehicles) may be performed outside the Traffic Police premises for which a separate application is filed.

Templates:
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 counter)
Regulatory framework:
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
Upon registration relevant fees are collected as defined in Tariff No 4 on fees collected by the Ministry of Interior under the Law on State Fees.
Separately, upon request, the applicant may be granted use of a vehicle registration number, as follows:
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 service 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