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Shipping Container to Bulgaria | Moving to Bulgaria

Shipping service for moving to Bulgaria form Australia

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Shipping Container to Bulgaria from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to Bulgaria you are paying a fixed sea-freight rate (subject to USD/AUD exchange rate/s) and may fill up as little or as much of the sole-purpose container as you wish.

With this type of service, the container space is not shared with other cargoes and your goods are not handled from one container to another at several points during transit such as is the case with shared container services (LCL), rather, the goods stay in the same container they were packed at origin, until delivery at the final destination.

If you are considering moving to Bulgaria speak to one of our friendly professionals to assist you with all your shipping related questions, call us on (02)9575-7614.

What size shipping container do I need for moving my personal effects to Bulgaria?

20FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and a capacity of 33m3//1,158cubic feet:

5.90m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 19.35 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

20FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents

40FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 67m3//2,372cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

40FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents and a motor vehicle, or, an entire 4-5 bedroom house contents.

40FT (High Cube) shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 76m3//2,679cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.69m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 8.82 ft

40HC containers are 30cm//1foot higher than a standard 40FT container and are designed for when that little bit of extra space is needed for excess cargoes.

What if I wish to ship only a smaller volume of goods to Bulgaria?

If you wish to send only boxes and/or minimal amounts of furniture, our shared container services (LCL) may be the best option for you.

The minimal charge in our shared container services is 1m3//cubic metre, equivalent to approximately 10 standard moving cartons (tea-chest size), these cartons are 43cm x 41cm x 60cm each. See our LCL page here for more information about this type of shipping service.

Are you planning on Moving to Bulgaria?

We provide self pack options or professional packing services (should you require them) to move your household goods and/or motor vehicle/s in 20FT and 40FT shipping container/s from your door in Australia to your door in Bulgaria.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 6 months, and are planning to move back to Bulgaria after being outside of the country for more than 12 months, you may be eligible to import your goods tax/duty free.

Required documents for imports to Bulgaria:

  • Copy of the importers passport photo page
  • Bill of Lading (provided once cargo is shipped)
  • Comprehensive valued inventory list in English, signed and dated, showing make/model and serial number of any electrical or electronic items
  • Original works of art are to be shown on the inventory list with author and art name
  • Residence permit (if applicable)
  • Address registration with local police
  • For non-national VISA holders, 1 year rental contract copy required
  • For WORKING VISA holders, letter from the employer required

Required documents for import of cars to Bulgaria:

Required documents for vehicle importation: Certificate of title and current/previous registration, Vehicle Purchase invoice, valid insurance policy. B/L shipping document needs to state the chassis and engine numbers, cubic capacity, year of manufacture and brand/model. Bulgarian customs may require technical data certificate from manufacturer showing the model, make, year of manufacture, first year of registration, kilowatts of the engine, color etc)

Used motor vehicles are also considered as personal effects, to claim as duty free the vehicle needs to be owned and used for at least 6 months, and , importer has resided outside of Bulgaria for at least 12 months, and, the vehicle will not be sold or lent for a period of 12 months after import.