Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) Scheme

Access to your EORI information


You need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number to trade goods with countries outside the EU.

Read more about how you can get an EORI number.

    Your EORI number is held on both a national and European Commission database. Data is exchanged between member states and the European Commission.

    How do I find my EORI number?

    After you have applied for an EORI number you will receive it via email, usually within three working days.

    If you have a UK VAT number, you can check to see if it has EORI status. You should prefix your nine digit VAT number with 'GB' and suffix with '000', eg GB123456789000.

    EORI number checker

    Before registering for a new EORI number, you should check if your company already has one.

    Access the EORI number checker.

    If your company is registered for VAT, it may have already been issued an EORI number automatically.

    Who has access to my EORI number?

    The general public can access limited data via the EU EORI validation checker. When you are notified of your EORI number, you will be asked whether you object to this data being published on the site.

    Your data will only be published with your express consent.

    Who can I contact about my EORI number?

    You can contact the EORI team using the application contact form.

    You can also call the HMRC Excise & Customs Helpline on Tel 0300 200 3700.

    • HMRC EORI helpline
      0300 322 7067