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How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Required documents
When sending a parcel from Switzerland to Bulgaria, please include the proforma invoice that is automatically generated by Expedismart.ch, although you can also include your own during your online booking. When you send a new product that you have just purchased, the pro forma invoice is not the receipt you received from the shop. The pro forma invoice is used to inform customs of the exact contents of your package. If the goods have been purchased by the consignee or are resold after arrival in the country, the consignment must be accompanied by a commercial invoice, which can also be created automatically on Expedismart.ch. For valuable goods, we advise you to take out insurance. The cost of insurance is 1% of the value of the goods. You can take out the insurance directly when preparing the shipment with our partner company AXA Winterthur. Remember that if you do not take out transport insurance and your goods are damaged or lost, the Warsaw or Montreal Conventions will apply, and the refund will be around 23 francs per kilo.
Be sure to keep a copy of the declaration form!
(Proforma or commercial invoice)
Compare services and prices for shipping to Bulgaria. In addition, you can choose the professional carrier (FedEx, UPS, Aramex, or TNT) that will pick up your package at your home or office and ship it safely to Bulgaria.
Information required for the proforma or commercial invoice
The documents shall be completed in English or Bulgarian.
How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Customs fees
Import duties in Bulgaria are based on the local goods and services tax and the standard VAT of 20%. In addition, they depend on the declared value, the type of shipment and its origin.
Normally, no charges are levied for items of personal use. Such as clothes and toiletries. However, we strongly recommend that all goods are declared on the proforma/commercial documents.
How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you do not send any prohibited goods to Bulgaria. Customs officials are particularly strict when it comes to shipping drugs of any kind. The following overview can be adapted by the respective transport company (FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, or Aramex).
Certain goods are not allowed to be imported into Bulgaria.
- Acids, chemicals
- Animal products, animal skins and furs
- Bearer papers
- Bio products
- Ceramic products
- Cheques, travellers cheques
- Coffee and tea
- Computer software
- Cotton, cotton seed
- Dangerous goods according to IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
- Medicines, prescription and non-prescription
- Gambling machines
- Ice, wet
- Infectious substances
- Metals, precious metals
- Machinery and electronics
- Perfume (over 100ml)
- Precious metals and stones, gold
- Textiles, shoes
- Sports equipment
- Sugar beet seed
*This list may be modified by the country of destination, so please ask for more details if necessary
If you are not sure whether your item falls into the "prohibited goods" category, please contact us by phone or email. We will be happy to provide you with information!
How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Breakable items
When shipping fragile or delicate items to Bulgaria, it is important to pack the contents properly to protect the goods. Use sufficient cushioning material such as newspapers, foam, or bubble wrap.
How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Official holidays
When sending your parcel, please consider the public holidays in Bulgaria. Remember that your packages will not be delivered on these days.
- 1 January – New Year’s Day
- 3 March – Bulgaria’s Liberation from the Ottoman Empire
- Easter Holidays – 4 days /Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Monday - varying each year
- 1 May – Labour and International Worker’s Solidarity Day
- 6 May – Gergyovden (St. George’s Day), and the Bulgarian Army’s Day
- 24 May - Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavic Script Day
- 6 September - Unification Day
- 22 September – Independence Day
- 1 November – Day of the Bulgarian Enlighteners (Holiday for all educational institutions)
- 24 December - Christmas Eve
- 25, 26 December - Christmas Days
How to send a parcel to Bulgaria? Track my shipment
If you have already shipped to Bulgaria, use the shipment tracking on Expedismart.ch.
Most of our customers send their parcels to Sofia.
If you have any questions or uncertainties, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+41 022 575 61 16), by email (email@example.com) or via the contact form.
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