Apply for for an Approved Economic Operator (APEO) certificate (C115)

Use the online form service or postal form C115 to apply for an Approved Economic Operator (APEO) certificate.


Apply online (sign-in or set up a Government Gateway account)

Print and fill in by hand (word version)

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Published 5 September 2014