EORI number; application

If you are involved in customs-related activities, such as importing or exporting goods, you must apply for an EORI number.

Description

Prerequisites

The General Directorate of Customs transmits the master data to the EORI database of the European Commission. Consent to this transmission is a prerequisite for participation in the procedure.

Procedure

You can apply for the EORI number online or in writing:

Online application:

  • Access Customs' Citizen and Business Customer Portal (BuG).
  • If you do not already have a personal service account, follow the instructions at the Customs Citizen and Business Customer Portal to set one up.
  • For secure electronic identification, you will need an ELSTER certificate issued to your company or to you as an individual.
  • Make sure that the certificate contains the current data of your company or individual. These are also part of the master data stored with your EORI number. At present, it is only possible to change this data by adjusting the data on which the ELSTER certificate is based.
  • You can access the "EORI number administration" via the user account and apply for a new EORI number or change your EORI-specific data at any time.
  • After Customs has checked your details, you will automatically receive a confirmation in your electronic mailbox in the Citizen and Business Customer Portal as well as a notification to the e-mail address you have stored.
  • You can view the status of your application via the process overview accessible in the Citizen and Business Customer Portal.

Written application or application by e-mail:

  • If you wish to apply for an EORI number, download the appropriate form for you via the Directorate General of Customs website:
    • for companies: Form 0870a
    • for a legally dependent company or organizational unit, for example a branch office: Form 0870b.
    • for a private individual: Form 0870c from the Internet.
  • You will find completion instructions when you open the relevant version of the form.
  • Complete the form in full, print it out and sign it.
  • Send the completed application together with the required documents to the General Directorate of Customs by e-mail (scanned PDF document), by post or by fax.
  • After customs has checked your information, you will receive a letter with your EORI number by mail.

Deadlines

none

Processing time

Online applications via the Customs Citizen and Business Customer Portal: usually up to one week.

Written or emailed applications: Usually 2 to 3 weeks

Required documents

  • Required document/s

    For companies and branches:

    • Current copy of the extract from the commercial register or
    • Copy of the business registration

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870a (Unternehmen)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870b (Niederlassungsnummer)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870c (Privatpersonen)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Fees

  • none

Remedy

No legal remedies are provided.

Status:15.04.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium der Finanzen

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