Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Import and Export of Bulgarian (Lev) and Foreign Currency Print E-mail
Import

As a local or a foreign citizen you are allowed to import an unlimited cash amount of levs and foreign currency. When importing money of up to 8,000 levs or its equivalent in another currency, you do not need to declare it in writing and you can proceed through the so-called Customs Green Lane. Sums above this amount require that you fill out a Customs Currency Declaration and proceed through the Red Lane.

Export

As a local or a foreign citizen you are allowed to export levs and foreign currency in cash of up to 8,000 levs or its foreign currency equivalent, without declaring it in writing, and proceed through the Customs Green Lane. Amounts from 8,000 to 25,000 levs are declared in writing on a Customs Currency Declaration. For amounts in excess of 25,000 levs or its foreign currency equivalent, you are required to specify how you acquired the money, as well as to produce a certificate from the tax administration as proof that you have no unpaid tax liabilities. You must record the number of this certificate in your declaration. Bulgarian citizens can obtain this from the tax office within whose jurisdiction their permanent address is. Foreign citizens can obtain it from the tax office within whose jurisdiction their last residence in the country was.


If you are a foreign citizen, you are allowed to export Bulgarian levs and foreign currency in cash in excess of 25,000 levs without a certificate from the tax administration after making a declaration to the customs authorities, if the currency or levs being exported are not worth more than the money you imported and declared during your last entry into the country. In evidence of this you need to present a previous import currency declaration.