Requirements and proceeding for the issuance of Force-Majeure Certificates

The force majeure certificates are issued upon a request submitted in writing by a Bulgarian tradesman who has fallen into the objective impossibility to fulfill their contractual obligations to foreign or Bulgarian partners due to certain unpredictable and unavoidable (force-majeure) circumstances, i.e. fire, natural disasters, accidents, wars, earthquakes, governmental restrictions, strikes etc.

Documents issued by an independent organization proving indisputably the arisen force-majeure circumstances are to be enclosed to the application form.

The Force-Majeure Certificate should contain information about:

  • the parties of the contract;
  • Reference No ., date and place of conclusion of the contract;
  • term of contract;
  • defining the circumstances that have hindered or delayed its fulfillment, the place and time of their occurrence, their duration, other information useful for identifying the causation between them and the complete or partial non-execution of the obligations under the contract ;
  • the certificate should contain only the stated factual circumstances without their juridical assessment.

The Force-Majeure Certificate is printed on a form with the letterhead of the BCCI, in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian or any other foreign language at the request of the client. It is signed by the President of BCCI or by another person authorized by him and is stamped with the BCCI’s seal in Bulgarian or English.

By issuing Force-Majeure Certificates the Chamber assists the companies effectively and spares them the payment of penalties.

The Force-Majeure Certificates issued by BCCI are acknowledged internationally and are accepted as evidence by all international arbitration institutions.

Tariff of rates of services (Art. 3, item 6)

The sum may be paid:

  • in cash at the Chamber’s cash-desk
  • or remitted to BCCI’s bank account:
        BIC: UNCR BGSF
        IBAN: BG 25 UNCR 7630 1000 3081 19
        7, Sveta Nedelya Sqr., Sofia
  • online:
    • in case of a fixed price of service go to the tariff of the respective item and click "Pay".
    • In case of a non-fixed price of service please send an explanatory e-mail on the specifics of the service. After specifying the details you will be notified by e-mail on the next steps.

If you would like to receive the prepared certificates of the BCCI by post, kindly notify us about that and pay additional 6.00 BGN /VAT incl./ to the price of the service for postage expenses.

Contact details:
   Zdravka Georgieva, Rossitsa Spassova
 tel.: (+359 2) 8117 476, 8117 551, 987 88 84, 988 45 05
  fax: (+359 2) 987 32 09,