EORI stands for the Economic Operator Registration Identification Number. The EORI number is very important for a company that engages in international trading. This number is assigned to importers and exporters. The EORI number is compulsory for all companies which export goods to European countries. As well for those who import goods from any European country. 

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EORI Validity check

Validity check

EORI NumberThe EORI number is usually an extension of the trader’s VAT number. The country code will be the prefix of the EORI number. Then there will be a series of numbers following it. The validity of the EORI number can be easily checked online. This validity check applies both for the supplier’s as well as for the client’s EORI numbers.


It is very important to ensure that the customs agent always enters your EORI number accurately, so as to avoid any problems. This is particularly important in case there is the need for any refunds of the VAT by the tax authorities.

Hire an EORI expert

Hire an expert

Applying for the EORI number is often considered as just another formality in the various bureaucratic processes that you need to see to as a trader. You may apply for the EORI number yourself. However, be aware that the EORI numbers are normally granted to VAT registered companies only. So, if your company is not already VAT registered, most probably when you try to register for the EORI number, you are going to have to face some additional paperwork.

Avoid problems

In order to avoid problems, or getting into this complicated process on your own, it is best to seek the assistance of an expert from the start. Through the VACUE network, you may avail of the services of an expert in this field, who will be able to provide you with all the assistance needed for your company to be assigned its EORI number easily and quickly. In this way, any problems, uncertainties and complications can be avoided as the expert will know all about the intricacies of the process and you will not have to worry about anything at all.

How does it work?

The process is really simple and quick.

  • Contact VACUE online by filling in the form on the website 'Information Request'. Explain what you are enquiring about, that is, if it is about EORI issues.
  • Upon receiving your request we will then get in touch with our specialists, depending on what you explained in your request. There are several specialists who will be able to suit your specific needs.
  • These specialists will subsequently contact you, either by calling you or by sending an email. It is VACUE's priority to ensure that communication is as prompt as possible, and so we guarantee that you will receive a reply from the tax or customs specialists within just 8 hours.
  • Within 8 hours the specialist will update VACUE with the status of your request so that we will be informed of what is going to happen with regards to the service required, and be in a better position to manage it all for your utmost satisfaction.

How to apply for EORI

How to apply

Completing the EORI number registration application is not that simple. The application requires you to have a clear idea of the import VAT and customs processes in the EU in general, as well as in the individual member states. Therefore assistance is often necessary. VACUE can be of support here. We will help you get in touch with the best organization in the country of your choice, which will then take care of everything concerning your EORI number application.

VAT experts

It is important to point out that the experts will need to come up with some questions in order to ascertain what needs to be done in the case of your company’s EORI number application. Answering these questions with detailed and accurate answers is important to provide the experts with the required information, so as to enable them to get your EORI number easily and quickly.