Form

Application for transit and other simplifications: Union/Common transit, Customs status and TIR (C1343)

Use the online service or postal form C1343 to apply for authorised consignor, authorised consignee, and other transit simplifications.

Documents

Apply online (sign in with Government Gateway)

Apply using the postal form (C1343)

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Details

Use the online service or postal form to apply for:

  • authorised consignor for transit or union status purposes
  • authorised consignee for transit or Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) purposes
  • other transit simplifications

When to use the online form service

Use the online service if you don’t need to send HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) any documents to support your application.

When to apply by post

You must send HMRC copies of your contracts or other evidence of the contractual relationship if you use a transport carrier or intermediary bound to a carrier. You may also need to send a complete specimen copy of your invoice or transport document or a complete copy specimen of your manifest.

If you need to send these attachments, you’ll need to fill in the postal application for transit and other simplifications and send it with your attachments to:

HMRC Central Community Transit Office
National Simplifications Team
BT-CCTO
HM Revenue and Customs
BX9 1EH

What you need to hand to fill in this form

You’ll need:

  • your EORI reference number
  • your VAT registration number
  • your comprehensive guarantee reference number, if applying as an authorised consignor for transit
  • name and date of birth of the nominated person in your organisation who may have to account for the actions of the organisation
  • HMRC office details

If you use Union Transit authorisation you’ll need:

  • the date you started using Union Transit
  • how often you use it
  • how many Union Transit operations you carry out each year

If you use Proof of Union Status (PoUS) authorisation, you’ll need:

  • the date you started using PoUS
  • how often you use it
  • how many PoUS operations you carry out each year

If you use Transport TIR authorisation, you’ll need:

  • the date you started using TIR
  • how often you use it
  • how many TIR operations you carry out each year

Additionally:

  • your Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate number, if you have one
  • details of any offences committed against customs or tax legislation in the UK or any other countries
  • your comprehensive guarantee number, if you have one
  • if you intend to use the simplified procedure for air or sea traffic, whether the paper manifest procedure or the Electronic Transport document (ETD), you must enclose a completed hard copy specimen of your manifest

Notice 760: Customs Freight Simplified Procedures explains the purpose of Customs Freight Simplified Procedures, the procedures available and guidance on the authorisation conditions.

Notice 205: official customs seals and trader sealing explains how to recognise official customs seals, and how authorised traders can use their own seals in place of official customs seals.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 20 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Details of when to use the application for transit and other simplifications has been updated.
  2. Page 3 of the postal application form has been updated - 'Authorised consignor status (Transit ­ NCTS)' is now 'Authorised consignee status (Transit ­ NCTS)'.
  3. The postal form has been updated to include changes to certain simplified procedures introduced by the European Commission.
  4. An online service is now available.
  5. First published.