If the business is the representative member of a VAT group then this box can be left unticked.
If the business is a member of a VAT group, please tick this box.
If you are unsure, please leave it unticked.
In order to issue Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers for members of a VAT group an EORI preferance must be set on our systems for the representative member of the VAT group. If this preference hasn't been set on our systems then a member of the EORI team will contact you to confirm this before proceeding with the EORI number for the VAT group member.
Further information on EORI numbers for VAT groups can be found in our EORI Frequently Asked Questions.