HM Revenue & Customs

Application for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number - Exports form

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Before completing this form please confirm the following conditions apply to your application:

  • you aren't VAT Registered in the UK
  • you're sending goods to a country outside the EU
  • the goods you're sending are intended for a commercial sale or for a commercial/promotional activity as part of your business

  •  Help for I agree that my application meets this criteria

If you don't meet the criteria above please refer to the Economic Operator Registration and Identification scheme web page on GOV.UK. To view the guidance go to the GOV.UK homepage and enter 'Economic Operator Registration and Identification scheme' or 'EORI' in the search facility.

Please note: For additional help you can click on the help icons (?) that appear next to various field labels below.

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Section 1 - Details of who requires an EORI number

Please complete this section with the name and address details of the business you require an EORI number to be issued to.

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Contact details

The contact information entered below will be used to contact you, in regards to your application.

Your EORI number will be emailed to the email address given below:

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Section 2 - Legal status of business

Please tick and complete the section below that corresponds to the legal status of the business you're applying for.

Sole proprietor

dd/mm/yyyy
 Help for National Insurance number and passport number:

Partnership

dd/mm/yyyy
 Help for National Insurance number and passport number:
dd/mm/yyyy
 Help for National Insurance number and passport number:

Please enter the details as requested above for any additional partners in the 'Additional information' box below.

Limited company

dd/mm/yyyy

Registered Charity, Non-Profit Organisation, Other

 Help for Please confirm the nature of your organisation:

If you're a registered charity please complete the following.

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Section 3 - Details of export

Please complete this section with details of a shipment you are currently intending to clear out of the EU. If you don't currently have a shipment pending or don't have all of the details required below you will need to wait until this information is available before applying.

To apply for Non-VAT registered EORI number within the UK you are required to evidence an example of customs activity as proof that you are an Economic Operator.

For further information please refer to the Economic Operator Registration and Identification scheme guidance on GOV.UK.

 Help for Description and quantity of goods:
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Freight agent's details

Please complete this section with the details of the freight or clearance agent dealing with your export in the EU (if you have appointed one).

This may be a freight or clearance agent who has contacted you for an EORI number so they can clear your goods into the EU.

If you don't have a freight or clearance agent here in the EU then please leave this section blank or enter NONE in the 'Full name' field below.

Delivery details

Please complete this section with details of the address where the goods are being delivered to outside the EU.

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Method of export

 Help for Method of transport - sea/air/road:
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 Help for Date of dispatch:
dd/mm/yyyy

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Section 4 - Additional information

Please use this section to provide any additional information you feel is relevant to your application for an EORI number. (2000 character limit).

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Section 5 - EU EORI validation checker

The EU EORI validation checker is an online tool that allows anyone to check the validity of your EORI number to aid customs clearances throughout the EU.

Please tick the box below if you agree to the businesses' full name and address details being disclosed on the EU EORI validation checker when the EORI number is validated.

By not ticking the box below a validation check against the EORI number will only confirm if the number is valid and no personal information regarding the business will be disclosed.

  •  Help for Include these details on the EU validation checker

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Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that information given above is true and complete

  •  Help for I agreed with the above declaration
 Help for Position in the business:

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After you click the 'Next' button you will see a preview page summarising the information you have provided. If this page is not displayed, please use the scroll bar to locate any missing or incorrect entries highlighted in red.