Apply to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (C1800)

If you need to use the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system to make an export declarations you'll need to tell HMRC your full contact details so they can be linked to your CHIEF badge.

Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) import badges are no longer available, you should subscribe to the Customs Declaration Service. You may still apply for an export badge.

You’ll use the CHIEF system to make a declaration. You’ll need to both:

Information you need

You’ll need to include information such as:

  • your contact details
  • your EORI number
  • which Community System Provider you’ll be using
  • the badge allocated by the Community System Provider
  • the port or location where your goods will travel through
  • the Entry Processing Unit (EPU) number

How to download the form

  1. This form is interactive (one that you complete on screen) and you must use Adobe Reader open and to complete it. Download the latest free version of Adobe Reader.

  2. Download form C1800 (PDF, 179 KB, 1 page). If you’re using Windows, right click the link, then select ‘Save target as’ or ‘Save link as’. If you’re using a Mac, right click on the link to the form below, then select ‘Save linked file as’.

  3. Save the form on your computer and open it using Adobe Reader. It may not work it you try to open it in your internet browser.

If the form does not open, then contact the Online Services helpdesks for more help.

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

Published 31 December 2020
Last updated 5 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Guidance has been updated to explain that you can no longer apply for a Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) badge code for imports.

  2. The c1800 form has been updated.

  3. First published.