BREXIT PREPARATION NOTES
Current BREXIT Date: 31st January 2020
As part of the BREXIT preparation the UK governments have automatically given every company who is VAT registered an EORI number. If you have a stand alone VAT number then the EORI number will just be your VAT number with three zeros added at the end.
If you are part of a VAT group then you will need to check to see what your EORI number is. You may need to make a new application for your own EORI number.
Non VAT registered sole traders and organisations will still need to apply through the HM Customs website for an EORI number. You will need one if you are buying or selling from the EU once BREXIT happens.
EORI numbers are free from HM Customs. If you are asked to pay for them then you are not dealing with HM Customs and do not proceed
The UK Customs has changed the way to apply for EORI numbers in the UK. They are no longer accepting any more emailed C220 application forms and it all applications now have to be submitted through an online form @ www.hmrc.gov.uk. This applies to both non-VAT and VAT registered applicants.
If you are already vat registered in the UK you can check if your VAT number is set up as an EORI by adding ‘000’ to the end of it and then entering it in the EORI checker at this address by clicking here: EU EORI Validation Checker
(takes you off this site to the EU site). If it confirms valid then you do not need to do anything further.
If it says invalid then you need to apply to have your VAT number registered as an EORI by filling in the form at this address on the HM Customs site: EORI VAT Registered in the UK
We cannot no longer submit EORI applications on you behalf. If you have any queries regarding the application process you need to use the HM Customs help for here: EORI Contact Form.