Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) Scheme



The European Commission introduced the Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme 1 July 2009. EORI will enable the security measures introduced by The Security Amendment (Council Regulation 648/2005) and its implementing provisions to be more effective.

Further information

The EORI team can be contacted via email.

FAQ: Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) Scheme

EORI application forms

Form C220 EORI application - if you are registered for VAT in the UK

Form C220A EORI application - if you are NOT registered for VAT in the UK

For EOs registering for VAT via HMRC online services who have indicated the requirement for an EORI number, there is no need to submit an EORI application form.

If after three working days of your VAT number notification, the EORI number has not been sent to you, via an email, contact the EORI team at

EU EORI validation checker

If you have a UK VAT number you can check to see if it has EORI status. Please prefix your nine digit VAT number with GB and suffix with 000 for example GB123456789000 (do not put any spaces between the digits).

EORI EU checker

EORI monthly MSS reports

Free monthly MSS reports to assist Economic Operators with branches or divisions.

Guidance on Registration for MSS Reports

Registration for MSS Report document

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