HM Revenue & Customs

What is an Activation Token and how do I get one?

The Activation Token is a unique one-off security code provided at the first stage of the online registration process known as pre-registration, when you apply for a Scheme Administrator/Practitioner ID. If HM Revenue & Customs has completed stage 1 (pre-registered) for you an Activation Token will be sent through the post within 5 days. You'll use the Activation Token to switch the service on as soon as you complete the online service registration process. This cuts out the need of having to wait for a separate Activation Code (normally needed to activate your chosen online service) to come through the post.