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.

If you want to add a team member to your Goods Vehicle Movement Service account you must:

  • select ‘Organisation’ when setting up your Government Gateway account
  • have a business tax account with administrator access

The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) is a UK Government IT platform for moving goods into or out of Northern Ireland and Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

Who should register

You will need to register if any goods you bring into or take from the UK are through a port using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.

Ports using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service to control goods will need pre-lodged declaration references to be linked together within a single goods movement reference.

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 an HMRC service you’re already registered for and checking your details.

To register, you will need to get an EORI number 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

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After you’ve registered

You need to get a goods movement reference.

Add a team member

Adding a team member to the Goods Vehicle Movement Service means that you can:

  • have multiple team members use the service when needed
  • manage each member’s level of access to the HMRC services you’ve signed up to
Published 8 December 2020
Last updated 17 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. Translations added for Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish.

  2. Information about who should register for the goods vehicle movement service has been updated.

  3. A new section 'Add a team member' has been included in this guidance.

  4. Welsh translation added.

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

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

  7. First published.