How to obtain an EORI number?

When you first submit a customs declaration, or have one submitted on your behalf, or apply for an authorisation with Customs, you require an EORI number. Depending on your situation, you can create this number yourself or have to apply for one.

Select your situation:

  • I submit customs declarations in the Netherlands myself

    In this case, you can create your own EORI number:

    1. Start your EORI number with the letter "NL".
    2. Add your RSIN behind "NL". Are you a sole proprietor? Please use your Citizen Service Number (BSN).
      Does you RSIN/BSN consist of fewer than 9 digits? Add as many zeroes before your RSIN/BSN until the total figure consists of 9 digits.

    You can immediately start using your EORI number and are not required to file it with us. We will automatically check and register your number the first time you use it when filing a customs declaration or applying for an authorisation.

    Example

    Your RSIN is 123456. Your EORI number will be the following: NL000123456

    If you prefer to apply for your EORI number, you can download the application form:

    EORI number application

    Is your company’s head office outside of the EU? Please use the following form:

    EORI number application outside of EU

  • I have a third party submit the customs declarations in the Netherlands

    In this case, you must always apply for your EORI number. Please download the application form:

    EORI number application

    Is your company’s head office outside of the EU? Please use the following form:

    EORI number application outside of EU

  • I submit customs declarations abroad or have this done by a third party

    In this case, you must always apply for your EORI number. Please download the application form:

    EORI number application

    Is your company’s head office outside of the EU? Please use the following form:

    EORI number application outside of EU

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