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207 Comments

  1. Pisku
    02/04/2020 @ 6:44 pm

    Hello!
    I am planning to purchase a car from a German dealer and export it in Albania. I have a few question if possible 🙂

    1. The dealer says the car doesnr have VAT. How come? He is a company therefore he should refund me, or is there smth I have missed?

    2. I plan to drive the car on its own wheels. Should I make the costums declaration when I levae Germany? Or when I leave Croatia? (Last EU country)

    3. The car has the service book with exact KM, but i doubt a 10 year car has 141.000 KM. You think its alright or there might be smth behind?

    4. The dealer says the bonnet is repainted. i asked him if the car was in an accident. He says he doesnt know but the paint checker he says doesnt appears to point in that direction. What do you think?

    Ps. Im glad i found your website. Its really helpes me a lot in a short time with great info. Keep it up!

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    • gnikolov
      02/04/2020 @ 10:36 pm

      Hello, Pisku! Thank you for your inquiry.
      1. It is often to see. The car was initially bought by a private person in Germany and VAT was paid by the private individual in Germany. Therefore, for every next selling and buying of the car, there is no VAT declarable.
      2. Usually custom declaration is done in the country of import, this means Albania. I am unfortunately not familiar with the customs procedure in Albania. It is good idea to check locally with your customs authorities.
      3. Germans don’t lie with the mileage of the cars and don’t turn it back because this act is forbidden by law and subject to a high penalty. Therefore, you can be pretty sure that the mileage of the car is real. Of course I have neither seen the car or the documentation personally, or talked to the seller, to assure you 100%.
      4. If the car had a front accident, the paint checker is not the only one tool to use in order to prove the accident. A technical savvy mechanic can easily find discrepancies in the parts, bolts, plastics, which point to a car accident not only a single repainting because of a scratch. Therefore, my advise to you is to have the car checked so that you are 100% sure.
      I hope that I helped.
      BR
      G

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      • Pisku
        05/04/2020 @ 5:56 pm

        Thanks mate!
        I have one more question. Any idea how do I take back the VAT from a private person?

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        • gnikolov
          06/04/2020 @ 10:57 am

          Hello, Pisku! It is not possible to take back VAT from a private person unless the car you buy is less then 6 months old and has less then 6000 km. Private persons always pay VAT in the residence country.
          BR
          G

  2. Taso
    04/03/2020 @ 6:44 pm

    Hello, I would like to buy a used car and register in Sofia. I am student in Sofia and have a certificate of long term residence and a greek Id card. What is necessary for the paperwork of the car?

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    • gnikolov
      05/03/2020 @ 2:22 pm

      Hello, Taso! You need a bulgarian id card first. For the registration of the car you need the car’s registration certificate/s, insurance. There are two different cases – new import or registration of an already registered car in Bulgaria. Please specify which one of the two types are you going to buy.
      Thanks!
      BR
      G

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      • Taso
        05/03/2020 @ 3:10 pm

        Probably a previously registered car

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        • gnikolov
          05/03/2020 @ 5:02 pm

          Then you go to notary to sign a contract with the current owner of the car. You need the big and small reg.certificate, the insurance, paid tax, and technical check. Good Luck!
          BR
          G

  3. Stephen
    02/03/2020 @ 6:56 am

    Hi
    Is there a new law in Bulgaria that lpg car tanks may not be older than 10 years old ?.
    I am told I cannot put car through yearly test if tank is more than 10 years old?
    I have a dual fuel car from uk on BG registration from 2018
    It has factory fitted lpg system from new in 2007.

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    • gnikolov
      02/03/2020 @ 1:50 pm

      Hi, Stephen! Yes, this is correct. LPG tanks have 10 years life and then have to be replaced with new ones.
      BR
      G

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    • Ian
      05/03/2020 @ 12:15 am

      Hi, can i change the details of my talons in a KAT of another municipality where my car is registeted and i live, Varna-Shumen thanks

      Reply

      • gnikolov
        05/03/2020 @ 2:07 pm

        Hi, Ian! What details. You have to specify your case, so that I can give you a correct answer. Thanks!
        BR
        G

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        • Ian
          05/03/2020 @ 2:23 pm

          Hi, to change the talons to include LPG

        • gnikolov
          05/03/2020 @ 5:03 pm

          Hi, Ian! You have to go to a licensed Technical Check Point for LPG system and get a protocol for the installation and a protocol for a technical check. Then you go to KAT with those papers and all papers of the car and your id card.
          BR
          Georgi

        • Ian
          05/03/2020 @ 6:22 pm

          Hi, i have all the documents for the lpg, my car is registered in Varna can i go to KAT in Shumen to add lpg to the talons

        • gnikolov
          06/03/2020 @ 7:28 pm

          Hi, Ian! No, you can’t. You have to go to KAT Varna for this.
          BR
          G

  4. Ian
    26/02/2020 @ 5:19 pm

    Hi, is thier a time limit from the date of the lpg installation to when i need to go to Kat, Thanks for your help

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    • gnikolov
      26/02/2020 @ 6:32 pm

      Hi, 3 years after the first registration.
      BR
      G

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      • Ian
        26/02/2020 @ 9:08 pm

        Hi, is that 3 years after first registration of the car in Bulgaria, thanks again

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        • gnikolov
          27/02/2020 @ 3:11 pm

          Yes, correct.

  5. borivoje ivanovic
    25/02/2020 @ 4:00 pm

    Hi Georgi

    I have a car already registered in Blagoevgrad. My question registration (insurance & technical for car expire soon) first time I had friend who helped me register car inBulgaria. What do I need to extend for 1 more year registration. I know where to buy insurance & where to have technical check done. Is there anything else I need to do for example go to Blagoevgrad kat to pay taxes or anything ?

    Thanks for any information
    Boris

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    • gnikolov
      25/02/2020 @ 5:13 pm

      Hi, Boris! You have to pay first the municipality car tax in Blagoevgrad. Then you do the technical check. The insurance you can pay any time. Don’t forget to buy a vignette as well. That is all.
      BR
      G

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  6. Kyle
    24/02/2020 @ 4:29 pm

    Hi Georgi . …very helpful website. We’re in Bulgaria planning to ask your help to buy & import a car from Germany. One big question first – checking the law it seems that German VAT (for used cars) should be paid only on the profit margin made by the dealer…but most of the advertisements (from dealers) on mobile.de/autoscout show the 19% VAT on the full price ….is this correct or have we misunderstood? It makes a big difference of course to the price….

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    • gnikolov
      25/02/2020 @ 9:41 am

      Hello, Kyle! When the advert shows 19% VAT, this means that the VAT is deductible for this car. Only VAT registered companies can deduct the VAT. Private persons cannot deduct VAT. When you see only one price in the advert, then the VAT for the car is not deductible and this is the final price, regardless if the buyer is a company or an individual.
      BR
      G

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  7. Ian
    22/02/2020 @ 10:09 pm

    Hi,I have a UK LPG car on Bulgarian registration plates, is thier anything else i need to do regarding the LPG system in the car?

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    • gnikolov
      23/02/2020 @ 8:33 pm

      Hi, Ian! Is the LPG system mentioned in the registration certificate of the car?
      BR
      G

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      • Ian
        23/02/2020 @ 9:45 pm

        Hi, no it states Petrol

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        • gnikolov
          25/02/2020 @ 10:01 am

          Then you have to go to a specialized technical check and get a protocol for the installment of the LPG system in the car and a technical check of the LPG. Then you go to KAT with those 2 protocols, both registration certificates – big and small, and the 3rd party insurance, in order to get the LPG inserted into the both registration certificates. Good luck!
          BR
          G

  8. Ian Stewart
    22/02/2020 @ 6:28 pm

    Hi, what is this new law about regarding cars with LPG installations?

    Reply

    • gnikolov
      22/02/2020 @ 9:51 pm

      Hi, would you please get into details with your question?

      Reply

  9. Philip
    14/02/2020 @ 11:43 pm

    Hello Georgi,
    I have a question about the cars from UK?
    Is it possible to register them in Bulgaria?
    And if there is any law that have a limit date to register them ?
    Thank you in advance

    Reply

    • gnikolov
      15/02/2020 @ 11:17 am

      Hello, Philip! It is a transition period now and there are no restrictions for a registration of a UK car in Bulgaria.
      BR
      Georgi

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  10. Francois
    25/01/2020 @ 11:37 am

    Hello Georgi,

    I’m living in Romania.

    I have a question regarding buying a new vehicle from a dealer in Europe, for example from Germany to import it in Romania, as a person not as a company. I have understood that many German car dealers ask to pay the VAT and they refund it later.

    Is it possible to never advance the VAT in Germany?

    Thank you.

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    • gnikolov
      25/01/2020 @ 1:39 pm

      Hello, Francois! Unfortunatelly if you buy as a private person, it is not possible. If you have a VAT registered company in Romania, only than there is a slight chance that you import vat-free.
      Thanks!
      Best Regards
      Georgi

      Reply

  11. Marta
    09/12/2019 @ 12:32 am

    Hello,
    Excuse me the disturb; I have a question,
    if I have just obtained the bulgarian ID card from less than 6 months, I can give anyway both the theoretical exam and practical one after also just a month, or I have to wait 6 months?
    And If I pass both the theoretical and the driving exam before 6 months that I have the Bulgarian ID card, let’ s say after 1 month, for example; to obtain the bulgarian driving license, I have to wait 6 months? Or I can have after 10 days, even if haven’ t passed 6 months from when I have obtained the Bulgarian ID card?

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    • Guillaume
      09/12/2019 @ 1:06 am

      Hello!
      I would like ask an information: is it possible to sign up for the theory test as privatist? And how? Or I am obliged to sign up for the theory driving test just through the driving school?
      And is possible to sign up for the practical exam as privatist? Or, again, it’ s just possible through a driving school?
      Thank you so much.

      Reply

      • gnikolov
        09/12/2019 @ 11:32 am

        Hello, Guillaume! You have to sign up through a driving school for both exams – theory and practic.
        BR
        Georgi

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    • gnikolov
      04/01/2020 @ 12:33 pm

      Hi, Marta! As you have the Bulgarian id card already, there should be no hurdles to pass the driving exams and to apply for a driving license. There is no specific time frame to wait.
      BR
      Georgi

      Reply

  12. Marta
    14/11/2019 @ 9:46 pm

    Hello, and excuse me the disturb,
    But I contact you just because I have a question.
    I know that the time to obtain a Bulgarian ID card is around a week, and I wanted just to know that: after obtained a Bulgarian ID card, if I pass soon both the theory and the road exams, how much time I have to wait to have the Bulgarian driving license?
    Thank you a lot,
    Best regards

    Reply

    • gnikolov
      14/11/2019 @ 11:46 pm

      Hi Marta! The fastest time to get the driving license done after you have successfully passed the practice exam is 10 days.
      Best Regards
      Georgi

      Reply

      • Berkan
        05/02/2020 @ 12:27 pm

        Hello!
        I’m a resident within the green zone of Sofia, and I’d like to know how can I register my car to get the resident parking permit and how much will it cost. Thank you so much for your help!
        Best regards

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        • gnikolov
          05/02/2020 @ 2:51 pm

          Hello, Berkan! You need to register your car at your names in KAT Sofia. If you don’t know how to do it or what to do – I can offer you my service.
          In short – you need to go by the car to KAT with all registration documents, pay admin tax, go through a car check and then receive the new registration certificates and plates. Of course you need a Bulgarian id card for this. After you get the registration certificates, you go with them to Sofia Municipalty and require and pay for a green zone citizen parking for 1 year. That is all. Good luck!
          BR
          G

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