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HMRC internal manual

Customs Authorisation and Approval

Pre-authorisation or approval controls and checklists for officers: Generic Validation Tests for Applications

The following sections detail the acceptance tests which should be carried out on receipt of an application: 

CAA09050 Overview

CAA09060 Mandatory Acceptance Conditions

CAA09070 Validation and Completion Checks on the application form

CAA09080 Gaps in the information necessary to accept the application

These checks will inform the authorising officer whether the application is suitable for formal acceptance and processing.

Acceptance of an application, as explained in section CAA02020, should not take place until these checks have been completed, the results assessed and fully documented.

The following sections detail the procedures to be followed to formally accept an application for processing, or how to refuse an application that does not meet the required standards for acceptance:

CAA09100 Acceptance of the application

CAA09110 Refusal of the application