Guidance

Register for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service

If you're a haulier and move goods through a port in the UK that uses the Goods Vehicle Movement Service you'll need to register for the service to get your goods through customs.

Who should register

If you’re a haulier that moves goods through one or more ports that uses the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, you should apply to use Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

If you’re a haulier that moves goods into Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) from the EU, you only need to register if your goods are moving under the Common Transit Convention.

When to register

You can register from 8 December 2020.

Before you register

You should use exactly the same address for Goods Vehicle Movement Service registration that you have used for any other Government Gateway service.

Your registration application will be delayed if you use a different address.

You can find out the address you have previously used by accessing a HMRC service you’re already registered for and checking your details.

To register, you will need to get an EORI starting with GB.

How to register

You will need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one for your business when you register.

Register now

Online services may be slow during busy times. Check if there are any problems with this service.

After you’ve registered

You need to get a goods movement reference.

Published 8 December 2020
Last updated 24 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Welsh translation added.

  2. Information about who should register for Goods Vehicle Movement Service has been updated.

  3. Information about how to get a goods movement reference after you've registered has been updated.

  4. First published.