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Import and Export: apply for Union Transit and other simplifications (C1343)

Use the online service or postal form C1343 to apply for Union Transit, proof of status and other simplifications.

Documents

Apply online (sign in with Government Gateway)

Apply for authorised consignor, authorised consignee, and other transit simplifications (C1343) by post

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Detail

Use the online service or postal form to apply for:

  • authorised consignor for transit, union status or control copy T5 purposes
  • authorised consignee for transit or Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) purposes
  • other transit simplifications

When to use the online form service

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

When to apply by post

If you use a transport carrier or intermediary bound to a carrier, you must send HMRC copies of your contracts or other evidence of the contractual relationship. 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:


HM Revenue and Customs
Central Community Transit Office
National Simplifications Team
Custom House Main Road
HARWICH
Essex
CO12 3PG

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

If you use T5 declaration authorisation, you’ll need:

  • the date you started using T5 declaration
  • how often you use it
  • how many T5 declaration operations you carry out each year

Additionally:

  • your 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

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