Vehicle Authorizations

As of 16.06.2019, the provisions related to the issuance of market authorization for vehicles and vehicle type approvals, according to Directive (EU) 2016/798 on railway safety, are in force in the Republic of Bulgaria. Part of these regulations were transposed with the amendments on 08.03.2019 in the Railway Transport Act.

The amendments to the Railway Transport Act and the upcoming ones in Ordinance № 57 introduce a dual regime for the issuance of various vehicle permits. 

Applicants are required to submit their applications through the „One Stop Shop“ (OSS) service system, specified in Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) № 881/2004 (Regulation (EU) 2016/796) (OJ, L 138/1 from 2016). The Executive Director of the Executive Agency „Railway Administration“ will issue market authorizations for vehicles and vehicle type approvals with a scope of use – the railway infrastructure of the Republic of Bulgaria, after an application is submitted through the one-stop shop service system created in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

Guidelines for Issuing Market Authorizations for Applicants via OSS

Instructions for Practical Arrangements Regarding the Authorization Process of Railway Vehicles 

Guide for New Registration, Registration Modification, and Withdrawal of Registration of Railway Vehicles in the National Vehicle Register