How long are French EORI numbers?

An EORI required now is a 12-digit number that begins with the two letter code used to identify the country that issued the number – GB123456789000, for example. As such, it’s very similar to a VAT number, although longer.

What is the format of a French EORI number?

The EORI number assigned to your business uses the SIRET number based on the following format: FR + SIRET.

Do French companies have EORI numbers?

In the case of foreign companies, the EORI number issued in France is based on the VAT numbers assigned in their home countries. The EORI number will be issued in France only if their first intra-community economic activity is completed here.

How many digits is an EU EORI number?

It is the letters GB followed by a 12 digit number, which is based on your company’s VAT number.

How long is an EORI number?

An EORI number consists of an ISO Country code from an EU Member State (2 characters) + a maximum of 15 characters.

Is VAT no same as EORI?

You may have had your EORI number aligned to your existing Value Added Tax (VAT) number. This was generally done for economic operators that held a customs and excise registration when EORI was introduced in 2009.

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How long does it take to get EU EORI number?

You’ll get your GB EORI number immediately unless HMRC needs to make any checks on your application. If they do, it can take up to 5 working days.

Can I get an EU EORI number?

Businesses can now request EU EORI numbers from the EU member state in which they are established, or from the EU member state in which they first lodge a declaration or apply for a decision.

What happens if you dont have an EORI number?

If you don’t have an EORI number then you can’t import or export goods from the EU legally. This is because the number is used for customs declarations of all goods entering or exiting the EU. Without a number, you could face increased costs (such as storage fees) and delays.

How do I get EU Eori?

Apply for EU EORI for imports and exports

A single number for the whole of the EU may be obtained from any EU member state’s tax authority. Usually this may only be done with a non-resident VAT number application at the same time.

Do I need an EU EORI number after Brexit?

Yes, prior to Brexit, UK EORI numbers were accepted by the EU and vice versa. This will however stop from 1 January 2021. Businesses will need an EU EORI number if it will be making customs declarations or getting a customs decision in the EU. Businesses will therefore need a UK EORI number to export or import goods.