You apply a different way if you want to make customs declarations yourself, for example to use the CHIEF, NES or NCTS systems. If your business has a parent or holding company, they must apply for you.
After you’ve applied
You’ll get your EORI number by email, usually within 3 working days. Check your spam folder if it’s not in your inbox.
Give the number to your courier or freight forwarder. They’ll use it when making customs declarations on your behalf.
Contact the EORI team
Contact the EORI team at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to get help, for example if you’ve lost your number.