Claim duty drawback on oils used on foreign-going vessels

Use the online form or postal form HO66 to claim drawback of Excise Duty on oil used as fuel on foreign-going vessels.


Claim online (sign in using Government Gateway)

Claim by post


Only use this form for hydrocarbon oils used as fuel (ship stores) on foreign-going vessels. Send the return within 2 years of the date the vessel sailed.

You can either:

  • use the online service
  • fill in the form on-screen, print and post it to HMRC

To use the online service, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you use the service.

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Before you start filling in the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the postal form fully before you can print it. You cannot save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

Published 8 October 2014
Last updated 24 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. Information about delays in processing Fuel Duty relief claims of up to 3 months has been added.

  2. An online form service is now available.

  3. First published.