What is an EORI number? Do you need one even if you’re not VAT registered?



eori is required to be registered whether you import or export. if you are not vat registered you use a c220a application form


Hi Anna

You will need an EORI Number for anything you export or import abroad.
The EORI is basically your VAT Number plus 000 at the end prefixed by GB.
You can apply for an EORI if your vat registered or not, we as a freight forwarder
can assist with your application which takes approx. 3-5 days to come through from HMRC.
If I can assist further please email or contact me, I can email you back the relevant forms.

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
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Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
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Dear Anna

You will need to include your EORI number on the customs declaration when you import goods from or export goods to countries outside the EU.

In order to obtain an EORI number, you must submit an EORI application form. There are two ways you can apply, either by electronic or hard copy. However, I would point out that HMRC give priority to EORI electronic applications.

If you are registered for VAT in the UK you should use form C220. If you are not registered for VAT in the UK, form C220A should be used.

Form C220 and form C220A can be found by entering C220 or C220A in the search box on the homepage of the HMRC website at www.hmrc.gov.uk

Once completed, the electronic application form together with any scanned supporting documents should be sent to the EORI team in Cardiff via email at eori@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk for processing.

Alternatively, the completed hard copy form should be sent by post, together with any supporting documents to the EORI processing team at the following address:

HM Revenue & Customs
13th Floor South
Government Buildings
Ty Glas
CF14 5FP

If you have a query regarding this, please call our National Advice Service on 0300 200 3700.

Further information can be found by searching for EORI on our website at www.hmrc.gov.uk

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

Export Action Plan