EU country codes & VAT numbers

On December 15th 2016 by admin

VAT / EORI Numbers EU Countries


There are a number of occasions that you need to consignees VAT number, for both import and export, as well as filing the VAT returns. If you give an incorrect VAT number it can take hours to resolve the issue. You can very quickly double check your supplier or customers email address at the EU website.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

The EORI Number was introduce to speed up customs clearance and improve security for goods leaving or entering the EU, implemented in 2009. You should have an EORI number if you are exporting outside the EU. The number for most companies goes as follow; take the nine digit VAT number and add 000 onto the end. i.e. GB987654321 becomes GB987654321000.
Check the validity of your EORI Number in the EORI Number Validator. If not valid, apply at website
The following countries are not part of the EU VAT area:

  • Andorra
  • The Channel Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Mount Athos
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City

EU Country Codes & VAT Numbers

Countries listed in the table below are part of the EU VAT area including the UK & Isle of Man.

Country (including code) VAT Number Format
AT Austria* U12345678 (9 characters)
BE Belgium* 1234567890 (10 characters)
BG Bulgaria* 123456789, 1234567890 (9 or 10 characters)
HR Croatia* HR Croatia*
CY Cyprus* 12345678X (9 characters)
CZ Czech Republic* 12345678, 123456789, 1234567890 (8, 9 or 10 characters)
DK Denmark, except the Faroe Islands and Greenland 12345678 (8 characters)
EE Estonia 123456789 (9 characters)
FI Finland, but excluding the Åland Islands 12345678 (8 characters)
FR France*, including Monaco but excluding Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, St. Pierre and Miquelon and French Guiana 12345678901, X1234567890, 1X123456789, XX123456789 (11 characters)
DE Germany*, except Busingen and the Isle of Heligoland 123456789 (9 characters)
EL Greece 123456789 (9 characters)
HU Hungary 12345678 (8 characters)
IE Ireland*
IT Italy, except the communes of Livigno and Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano 12345678901 (11 characters)
LV Latvia 12345678901 (11 characters)
LT Lithuania 123456789, 123456789012 (9 or 12 characters)
LU Luxembourg 12345678 (8 characters)
MT Malta 12345678 (8 characters)
NL Netherlands*
PL Poland
PT Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira
RO Romania* 12, 123, 1234, 12345, 123456, 1234567, 12345678, 123456789, 1234567890 (from 2 to 10 characters)
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