Registration of Trade Representatives of foreign personals

Registration of Trade representation offices of foreign personals

The Trade Register of the BCCI is compulsory for the trade representation offices of foreign persons in compliance with Art.6, para1 of the Investment Promotion Act. The Resolution for registration of the trade representation office with the BCCI has a constitutive character.

 Relevant application forms:

1. Primary registration application form (PDF form)

2. Official document of registration of the foreign person, issued by the competent authority, under its national legislation

3. An official document of the persons managing and representing the foreign entity, issued by the body of the preceding paragraph

4. Decision of the board of the foreign entity for the establishment of a representation office in Bulgaria.

5. Registration card 

6. The special, notarized power of attorney in original, issued by the person/s under item 2 to the person authorized to register and manage the representation in Bulgaria and the scope of granted rights. Can be presented and original certified copy of the power of attorney.

7. Original/s of specimen/s, signature/s, person/s, representative/s in Bulgaria - by right or by express authorization, and/or laid before a notary and on a special declaration model of BCCI before an authorized official of the Bureau "Trade Register" of the Chamber.

8. Filled-in information card on the BCCI model (example in PDF format)

9. Documentary proof of payment of registration, according to the Tariff (the amount can be paid in cash in the treasury of the Chamber).

Requirements for the certification and legalization of documents

 Documents under pp 2 and 3 after their issuance by the competent authority under the national law of the foreign entity should be authenticated by:

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country and the Consular Service of the Republic of Bulgaria in that country, or

The Consular Office of the issuing country in the Republic of Bulgaria after certification by the "Consular" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria ( in cases where the documents are not authenticated by the issuing country) or

Another consular office, which represents the interests of the issuing country in the Republic of Bulgaria / if it has no accredited in the country / after certification by the "Consular" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 Documents under pp 5 and 6, notarized in the foreign country must be authenticated in the above mentioned way.

After authentication, the documents must be translated by an authorized Bulgarian translator and legalized by the "Consular" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

If the documents are issued by the state/country to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Convention) and on them is placed in its original form "apostille", they do not need further certification but need only to be accompanied by a certified translation into Bulgarian.

 Example of the Hague Convention Apostille

(usually placed in the form of rectangular stamp on the back of the document, containing the following :)

 

APOSTILE

 (Convention de la Haye du 5 octobre 1961)

1. State-Republic of ……

2. This public act has been signed by …….

3. In his capacity of the Public Notary-…..

4. And has been laid a seal of the Public Notary-…….

Certified on ………………………..

5. in ….,……,

6. on………………..

7. by the Department of Justice

8. under No…………………………………

9. Seal : oval seal of the Dept of Justice /

10. Signature – illegible