What is an EORI Number?
An EORI Number is an Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number.
An EORI Number is designed to help traders communicate with customs authorities when they are importing and exporting goods throughout the EU. For example, in customs declarations where a customs identifier is required. An EORI number is stored both nationally and on a central EU Economic Operator Registration and Identification database.
The information the database provides is used by customs authorities to exchange information, and to share information with government departments and agencies.
Why would I need an EORI Number?
You may need an EORI Number if you are importing or exporting goods throughout the EU. It is recommended to have an EORI number if you are required to provide pre-arrival or pre-departure information for goods that are being imported or exported.
The Security Laws mean that you are required to declare your goods that are arriving or leaving the EU. If you are not declaring your goods in the usual way you will be required to obtain an EORI Number to complete an entry or exit summary declaration.
How long does it take to obtain an EORI Number?
Upon receipt of your order, we will send you a short application form that will need to complete with details of your exports and imports.
It usually takes HMRC around 3 working days to process an application for obtaining an EORI Number, however this could be longer or quicker depending on their workload.
As soon as we have obtained your EORI Number you will receive email confirmation.
What do I need to obtain a EORI Number?
Upon receipt of your order we will email you an application form which once completed can be emailed back to us.
Once the form has been checked by our team, we will forward it on to our Accounts manager.
We do not require any identification documents to obtain an EORI Number.