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HMRC internal manual

Customs Authorisation and Approval

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Pre-authorisation or approval controls and checklists for officers: Generic Validation Tests for Applications: Acceptance of the application

Once the authorising officer is assured that the application meets the required standards for processing and all the information necessary to consider authorising or approving the applicant, then the application may be formally accepted. 

The decision on formal acceptance must following the process laid out in CAA02020 and comply with the legal timescales specified in the Code.  Details of the acceptance of the application should be recorded using the template below.

Acceptance of form

Are the conditions for acceptance fulfilled?

Does form meet the required standard for acceptance?

Has all the necessary information and evidence required to process the application been received?        
  Date Application Received Date Acceptance Tests Completed Date acceptance notice sent Vetting Officers Name