HM Revenue & Customs

Application for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number - Imports 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 receiving goods into the EU from a country outside the EU
  • the goods you're receiving are part of 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 webpage 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 import

Please complete this section with details of a shipment you are currently intending to clear into 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 a 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. Please note that incomplete applications may be refused and you will then need to reapply.

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

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Freight agent's details

Please complete this section with the details of the freight or clearance agent who will be dealing with your import 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.

Supplier details

Please complete this section with details of the supplier or business sending the goods from outside the EU.

If you have purchased goods from a business based outside the EU then you should complete this section with their details.

If you are a business based outside the EU sending goods into the EU for sale please enter your own details and indicate in the 'Additional information' box if the goods have already been sold to an EU based customer or are intended for potential sell in future.

Delivery details

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

Method of import

The details in this section should be available from the person sending the goods or your freight agent.

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dd/mm/yyyy

Please tick and complete the section below that corresponds to the freight method being used to ship the goods.

Courier

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Air freight

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Sea freight

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Road freight

Merchandise in Baggage (MIB)

Please tick the box below if goods are arriving as Merchandise in Baggage indicate the flight number and airport they will be arriving on in the 'Additional information' box below.

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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.

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 and I have the authority to apply on behalf of the business named in Section 1.

  •  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.