Frequently asked questions
What is an electronic vignette - e-Vignette?
This is an electronic document by means of Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Law on Electronic Documentation and Electronic Certification Services. The electronic vignette certifies the payment of a vignette fee for the use of the paid road network in the Republic of Bulgaria for a certain period of time. The check for the presence of a valid electronic vignette is done by detecting the registration numbers with mobile and stationary cameras.
For which categories of road vehicles is it necessary to purchase an electronic vignette?
Electronic vignette should be bought for all Category vehicles that are driven along the paid road network:
- - Vehicle Category 1. Heavy good vehicles with 2 or more axles with maximum technical weight allowed of 12 or more tons.
- - Vehicle Category 2. Heavy good vehicles with 2 axles with maximum technical weight allowed above 3.5t. and up to 12t., as well as buses with more than 8 seats, excluding the driver’s seat.
- - Vehicle Category 3. Light and light weight vehicles with maximum technical weight allowed up to 3.5 tons.
- - Vehicle Category 3. Trailers and caravans for towing.
* Motorcycles, tricycles, ATV are exempt from vignette fees.
What are the prices and the periods of validity of the electronic vignette?
The electronic vignette has the following validity periods and prices:
- passenger cars, light goods vehicles, sport-utility vehicles up to 3.5 t and trailer/caravan:
|BGN 15,00||BGN 30,00||BGN 54,00||BGN 97,00||BGN 10,00|
- for heavy goods vehicles with maximum permissible weight of 12 t or more with emission class:
|EURO 0, I, II||BGN 23,00||BGN 87,00||BGN 174,00|
|EURO III, IV, V, EEV and higher||BGN 23,00||BGN 67,00||BGN 134,00|
|EURO 0, I, II||EURO III, IV, V, EEV and higher|
|Day||BGN 23,00||BGN 23,00|
|Week||BGN 87,00||BGN 67,00|
|Month||BGN 174,00||BGN 134,00|
- for heavy goods vehicles with maximum permissible weight over 3,5 t and up to 12 t and buses with emission class:
|EURO 0, I, II||BGN 23,00||BGN 53,00||BGN 105,00|
|EURO III, IV, V, EEV and higher||BGN 23,00||BGN 40,00||BGN 80,00|
|EURO 0, I, II||EURO III, IV, V, EEV and higher|
|Day||BGN 23,00||BGN 23,00|
|Week||BGN 53,00||BGN 40,00|
|Month||BGN 105,00||BGN 80,00|
How to input the data from the license plate?
Vehicle registration data must be entered in capital letters, using Cyrillic or Latin characters. Do not enter a space, a dash or a comma.
Can I buy electronic vignette from today?
Yes, the electronic vignette becomes valid from the moment of payment of the corresponding amount and receipt of confirmation of successful purchase via an electronic vignette receipt in PDF format.
Can I purchase more than one electronic vignette with one payment?
Yes, you can purchase up to 10 eVignettes with one payment. To facilitate registered users, we have provided an automatic import into an Excel file. This feature facilitates legal entities with a large vehicle fleet.
Should I purchase an electronic vignette for a trailer/caravan?
When the total weight of a car + trailer/caravan exceeds 3.5 t, then the purchase of the electronic vignette Category 3 for a trailer/caravan is required. The e-Vignette validity for the trailer/caravan may be different from the e-Vignette validity for the vehicle.
Do I need to purchase an electronic vignette for a heavy goods vehicle or for a bus?
Yes, the electronic vignette must also be paid for road vehicles over 3.5 t, and this fee being applicable until 15 August 2019. After that date, road vehicles of Category 1 and 2 will pay a toll, based on distance traveled.
How earlier can I purchase an electronic vignette?
You can purchase an electronic vignette not earlier than 30 days from its initial validity date.
If I'm checked on the road by the control authorities, should I provide any proof that I have purchased an electronic vignette?
No, it is not necessary to provide any proof. The control for purchased electronic vignette shall be carried out by stationary and mobile cameras, by detecting the registration plate numbers of the vehicles.
I lost the paper copy for the electronic vignette. How can I get a new copy?
If you are a registered user at www.vinetki.bg, you can re-print the electronic vignette through your account.
In case you do not have a registration, you can email us at email@example.com. Please provide the license plate and specify an e-mail to send you the document.
I already have a vignette sticker which expires after January 1st, 2019. Is it necessary to convert it into an electronic vignette?
The conversion of vignette sticker into electronic vignette is not mandatory. Upon authority check, you must provide a valid vignette sticker, which is correctly marked and visible on the front window of your vehicle. After expiration you should buy new electronic vignette.
Can I refuse the purchase of an electronic vignette?
No, that's impossible. If an electronic vignette is activated, it cannot be denied. Important: In case of incorrectly entered data and activated e-Vignette, the amounts you have paid are not subject to refund.
Do I need an electronic vignette for a motorcycle or ATV?
No. Motorcycles, tricycles, ATVs, and motorcycles with sidecar - do not pay vignette fee or electronic vignette.
Can I check the validity of my electronic vignette?
You can check the validity of the electronic vignette you purchased on the website www.vinetki.bg (the service is available for registered users with an active account) or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reference and inform you in good time.
I want to purchase electronic vignettes for motor vehicles owned by a legal entity. Can I get a VAT invoice?
The vignette fee is a state fee and no VAT is charged on the amount paid. For your purchase, you will receive a receipt for the electronic vignette, representing an electronic document within the meaning of Article 3, para 1 of the Electronic Document and Electronic Signature Act. The electronic vignette receipt will include the vehicle registration plate number, eVignette validity period, initial validity date, eVignette ID number, vehicle category and emission class.
What document will I get when buying an electronic vignette?
You will receive an "Electronic vignette receipt" in PDF format that contains the data specified by the user or owner for the registration plate number and country of registration of the vehicle, its category, the emission class (for heavy goods vehicles over 3.5 t and buses only) and the period of validity of the eVignette. Vehicle data must be entered correctly - in case of incorrectly entered data and eVignette activated, amounts are not refunded.
I own a truck of up to 12 tons to which I want to couple a trailer. What kind of vignette should I buy?
If the truck + trailer composition is more than 12 t maximum permissible weight and/or more than 2 axles, then you need to purchase an electronic vignette Category 1.
I own an annual vignette sticker for a truck whose validity expires after 15.08.2019. Can I get my money back?
For more information about the procedure, please contact the Road Infrastructure Agency.
How do I verify if my vignette is activated?
You can check the validity of the electronic vignette you purchased on the website www.vinetki.bg (the service is available for registered users with an active account) or write us at email@example.com, to make a reference and inform you in good time.
I bought an electronic vignette via www.vinetki.bg, but I've entered the wrong registration plate number. Is it possible my purchase to be canceled and to refund the amount paid?
No, that's impossible. The responsibility for the correctness of the declared and registered data is assumed by the customer/user/third party - the buyer. In case of incorrectly entered data and activated eVignette, the amounts you have paid are not subject to refund.
How to receive free of charge electronic vignette?
One-year free of charge vignette is applied for persons with 50 or more than 50 per cent reduced working capacity or type and degree of disability, as well as to persons of families raising children with permanent disabilities up to 18 years of age and until the end of the high school education period, but not later than 20 years of age. An application for issuing free of charge vignette shall be filed with the “Social Assistance” Regional Directorates, according to procedure in Ordinance №19 of 02.12.2008.