The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Bulgaria. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Bulgaria Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Bulgaria, The following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Passport (copy)
  • Work Permit (original)
  • Certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior with the identification number (Residence Permit)
  • Letter from employer confirming transfer (it must state how long shipper has been working abroad)
  • Letter of Attorney
  • Inventory (in English and signed and dated by the Customer)
    • Must show all electrical and electronic devices, brand names and serial numbers
    • Paintings should be listed and described separately
  • Letter of Authorization for service provider to deal with customs clearance verified by a notary

When shipping goods overseas to Bulgaria, The following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • Household goods can be imported up to three months after Customer’s arrival

When shipping goods overseas to Bulgaria, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Plants (Certificate of Health from the Ministry of Agriculture required)
  • Liquor
    • Two bottles of wine or one bottle of hard liquor (containing 20% or more alcohol by VOL.)
    • If customs authorities discovers more than allowed quantity, all alcohol will be confiscated
  • Antiques

When shipping goods overseas to Bulgaria, The following items are prohibited from entry into the country:

  • Firearms
  • Drugs
  • Bulgarian currency
  • Tobacco products

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Bulgaria, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • One motor vehicle can be imported duty-free
  • Documents required:
    • Proof of ownership
    • Foreign Registration Card
    • Visa
    • National Drivers license
    • International Insurance Policy (Green Card)

Moving Pets to Bulgaria: The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Veterinary and Inoculation Certificate required

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions you may have on import requirements.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.