Applying for an EORI Number

27 May 2019

Applying for an EORI Number

Post Brexit To move goods into or out of the EU you need an Economic Operator and Registration Identification (EORI) number. Therefore Irish and UK traders who trade with each other will need to apply for an EORI number.

HMRC and Revenue use this number to identify you and collect duty on your goods. The number is also used when traders interact with customs authorities in any EU Member State

You can register for an EORI number on Revenue’s EORI online registration service through My Account or ROS.

It is important to note that some traders may have already been automatically registered for an EORI number by Revenue and may not have to apply for one. Back in 2009 when EORI numbers were introduced, Revenue allocated EORI numbers for economic operators that held a customs and excise registration at the time.

You can check if you were automatically registered for EORI by accessing the Economic Operator Identification and Registration system. You should insert your existing VAT number prefixed by “IE” under “Validate EORI numbers”. If you require any assistance applying for your EORI number, please contact one of our offices to discuss this with our expert staff.