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454 Recovery of vehicle identification number

The applicant can apply for recovery of the identification number of his vehicle if it has been subject of crime, has corrosion, has been deleted during repair and etc.
Based on:
Ordinance № 8121з-1 from 2 January 2018 Setting the Order for Placing a New Identification Number on a Vehicle which has been Left, Confiscated or Seized in Favor of the State and Given for Use to a Budget Organization and the Order for Recovery of Vehicle Identification Number.
Authority providing the administrative service:
Traffic Police Units within Sofia Metropolitan Directorate & Regional Directorates of MoI
Term of issuance: up to 30 days
Term of validity of document/individual administrative act: indefinitely
Authority controlling the activity of the authority providing the service:
Director of the Regional Directorate of MoI where the competent Traffic Police Unit is situated.
Authority of appeal of individual administrative act: Director of the Regional Directorate of MoI where the competent Traffic Police Unit is situated.
Restrictions and conditions:
There is no recovery of vehicle identification number if the original (authentic) number is not established.
A vehicle identification number is subject to recovery if:
the vehicle has been subject of crime, the identification number was falsified, deleted or damaged and the vehicle has been subsequently returned to the owner in a way provided by the law,
there is corrosion or any other defect of the identification number,
the identification number has been partially or totally deleted during repair, if before the repair the vehicle has been provided for establishment of the authentic identification number, the identification number has been damaged by mechanical or chemical treatment during the identification research, installation of new chassis (compartment), produced at the manufacturer's factory.




Requirements, procedures, instructions
I. Submitting an application
The free form text application is addressed to the head of the respective Traffic Police Unit within the Regional Directorate of MoI.
Documents accompanying the application:
Vehicle registration certificate (if available)
Document from competent authorities which have returned the vehicle to the owner – in case it has been subject of a crime
Documents issued by technical laboratories within the Ministry of Interior and etc. - if the identification number has been deleted by mechanical or chemical treatment with the aim of identification of the vehicle
Document on acquired new chassis/compartment – if the original chassis/compartment has been replaced by a new one.
Document on paid state fee.
The vehicle is also presented.
II. Committee meeting
A committee established by an order of the director of the respective Regional Directorate of MoI, holds a meeting, reviews the application and carries out the necessary checks for taking a decision.
III. Issuance of protocol
The committee issues a protocol for recovery of the identification number. The protocol contains short description of the vehicle, state of the identification number, actions taken by the committee and enclosed documents. The established original vehicle identification number, subject to recovery is indicated. The chairman and the members of the committee sign the protocol.
IV. Issuance of an order for recovery of identification number
Based on the protocol of the committee, the Director of the Sofia Metropolitan Directorate of Interior/Regional Directorate of MoI issues an order on the recovery of the identification number. The order is sent to the Traffic Police Unit with a cover letter stating the content of the identification number and the places where it has to be mounted.
V. Registration of vehicle
When the order for recovery of the identification number is issued, the applicant has to present the vehicle for registration at a Traffic Police Unit.


Regulatory framework
Ordinance № 8121з-1 from 2 January 2018 Setting the Order for Placing a New Identification Number on a Vehicle which has been Left, Confiscated or Seized in Favor of the State and Given for Use to a Budget Organization and the Order for Recovery of Vehicle Identification Number.
Payment:
The service fee is determined in Tariff No 4 of fees charged by the Ministry of Interior under the Law on State Fees.
Ways of payment:
At a desk of the administrative authority, 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