EORI Number

EORI is an abbreviation for Economic Operators Registration and Identification. The EORI number is very significant for the identification of an individual or economic operator who must clear customs in the European Union. This number is unique and assigned only once to a person or economic operator. It is important to share this number with the customs authorities in the Member States for customs operations. The EORI number is essential for all types of customs operations such as import, export, and transit. The EORI number is your standard identification number across the EU, benefiting both the economic operators and customs authorities in customs clearance, statistical and security purposes. 

Are you planning to import or export goods in the UK? If yes, then you will need an EORI number, and you've come to the right place. Check out our packages below and let us help you obtain your EORI number easily – get a quote now!

Basic "EORI Number" Package

Get your EORI number hassle-free with our expert assistance at Affotax. Streamline your international trade operations and compliance with ease. Let us handle the paperwork while you focus on growing your business

Package includes:

  • EORI number application
  • Documentation and submissions
  • Expert support for inquiries


Standard "EORI Number" Package

Get your EORI number hassle-free with our expert assistance at Affotax. With this package, you can get a EORI number in just 3 days.

Package includes:

  • EORI number application
  • Documentation and submissions
  • Get a EORI number in 3 days
  • Consultation


Benefits of Our ‘EORI Number’ Services: 

 Effortless Trade Identification: Avoid the burden of long paperwork; easily apply for an EORI number and obtain it effortlessly with Affotax.

 Data Security: Put your trust in Affotax as we handle your data with the utmost data security during your EORI number application process.

 Expert Handling: Our team at Affotax are experts with years of experience, so let us expertly manage your EORI number application.

 Application Form: Affotax will expertly fill out your application form and manage your documentation and submission to HMRC.

 Personalised Assistance: You can get personalised assistance or guidance with your application by using our EORI number service. 

 Resource Optimisation: When you choose our services, you save valuable time and resources to concentrate on the growth of your business.

Apply for an EORI number in the UK by choosing our 'EORI Number' service. Reach new heights of comfort and success by streamlining your application process and obtaining a valid EORI number for your business. Get a quote now!


1. What is an EORI Number? 

An EORI Number, short for Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number, is a unique number used for customer interactions while trading with countries outside the European Union. 

2. Why do businesses need an EORI number? 

Getting an EORI number is important for businesses because it is crucial for customs declarations and international trade import and export processes. 

3. Can I apply for an EORI Number online? 

Yes, you can apply for an EORI number online through our service. We take the burden off your shoulders by filling out the EORI number application while managing your documentation and submission to HMRC.

4. How can I check my EORI Number? 

If you want to check your EORI number for validity, etc., visit the official government website and check your EORI number using the EORI number checker tool. Insert your EORI number in the given place, and the tool will automatically check its authenticity and validity.

5. Can a business have multiple EORI Numbers? 

No, it is only possible for a business to have multiple EORI numbers if the business operates in multiple countries. In the latter case, the business must apply for an EORI number in every country it trades. 

6. How long is an EORI Number valid? 

An EORI number is valid until the business continues to engage in international trade. However, it is important to keep your EORI number up-to-date, including its associated information. 

7. What documents are required for the EORI Number application process in the UK? 

The specific types of documents needed for the application include: 

  • Proof of identity (e.g., passport or ID card).
  • Proof of address (e.g., utility bill or bank statement).
  • Proof of registration (if applicable).
  • Proof of Economic Operator Identification (EORI) number (if applicable)
  • Application form completed and signed.

8. Do private individuals need an EORI number?  

Private individuals and businesses must obtain an EORI number to engage in custom activities/trading. The difference is that private individuals need an EORI number only when they are importing or exporting goods on their own behalf, while businesses need an EORI number for everyday customs operations regardless of the size of the shipment.

9. Is my EORI number the same as my VAT number?   

No, the EORI number and VAT number are two different things: The EORI number is used for tracking or tracing goods as they move between EU countries. On the other hand, the VAT number is for businesses to identify them for VAT purposes.

If you have further questions, contact us, and our expert team will assist you in your EORI number queries. Choose our 'EORI Number' service and let us help you obtain it – get a quote today!

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