Registering EORI

Registering EORI

What is EORI and when your business is required to register for the EORI?

EORI stands for the Economic Operators Registration and Identification Number. Businesses wishing to trade/transport goods must use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with the Customs administrations.

You do not need an EORI number if you’re merely moving goods that are both not controlled goods and are for personal use only.

However, your business will need to register for an EORI number if you move goods for commercial purposes:

  • between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) or the Isle of Man and any other country (including the EU)
  • between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • between Great Britain and the Channel Islands
  • between Northern Ireland and countries outside the EU

What information we will need from you in order to complete the corporation tax registration for the business?

  • Company name
  • Company registration number
  • Company UTR reference
  • Brief description of the company activities
  • Business start date
Registering EORI FAQ

Registering EORI FAQs

Do I need to register my business for EORI?

If your business will be moving goods for commercial purposes and/or to make a customs declaration (ie. Entry/Exit summary) or acting as a carrier connected to the customs system.

Is the registration fee a one-off or subject to annual renewal?

The registration is one-off.

Is there any system where I can find a business’s EORI registration record?

Yes, you may verify an EORI registration via the Europa EORI online database.