EORI Number

Import Vehicles from Abroad with an EORI Number

VRT Ireland provides personalised services for clients in Ireland importing cars from the UK such as assistance with EORI number registration, customs duties, VAT, and customs declarations. 

Buying cars from Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the United Kingdom shouldn’t be a hassle, but unfortunately, there’s a lot of red tape that often makes the process a headache, especially if the importer fails to mind their p’s and q’s. The customs declaration process is extremely complex and without the assistance of customs clearance agent services, it is virtually impossible for an individual or business to complete a customs declaration.   

 

EORI Number Ireland: Step-by-Step Guide to Register  

There are 2 methods to register for an EORI number. The first method is via ROS and this is generally how businesses request EORI numbers. The second method is via Revenue myAccount and this is generally how private individuals request EORI numbers.  

Method 1: Create a Revenue Online Service (ROS) Account

If you are a business in most circumstances you should register for an EORI number via ROS. 

Step 1: Register for an online account:  

Unless you are already registered with Revenue Online Service (ROS), you will need to register for an account here. The process is simple and straightforward. First, you must request a ROS Access Number (RAN). Once your request for a RAN has been fulfilled you will be able to log in and apply for your digital certificate. Lastly, you can choose to download or save a digital copy of your certificate. 

Step 2: Request an EORI number 

Log into ROS, choose customs, excise registration, and follow the below steps: 

  1. Click ‘Manage Tax Registrations’ 
  2. Proceed to Registration Options > Register (next to Customs and Excise) 
  3. Fill out the eRegistration form completely 
  4. Check/uncheck the tick box ‘importing/exporting goods to/from the EU’ as needed 
  5. Proceed to Requests > SubmitYou are now registered for customs and excise. 

 

Method 2: Create a Revenue

myAccount

If you are a private individual in most circumstances, you should register for an EORI number via Revenue myAccount. 

Step 1: Register for online account: 

Unless you are already registered with Revenue myAccount you begin by creating a myAccount with Revenue. You will be prompted to enter your PPS number, date of birth, and to create a password. You can also proceed directly to your account by entering your MyGovID login credentials. 

Step 2: Request an EORI number 

Log into Revenue myAccount and submit a new enquiry as described in the figure below 

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Check if You Have an EORI Number

Once you have created an account with Revenue using either of the above methods you will be issued with your EORI number. You can check that you EORI number is valid here. 

   

What is an EORI Number?

What is an EORI number? In brief, it is a common reference identifier for economic operators in the European Union. The acronym stands for Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification. 

Specifically, it is an identification number consisting of two parts, a country code followed by a unique code/number, required during customs procedures that enables businesses and individuals to trade goods within the European Union (EU). If you operate a business or trade as an individual across EU member states (including if you are established outside of a member state) you require an EORI number. 

Take advantage of our skilled expertise and give VRT Ireland a call today to request assistance with our customs declaration service for your imported vehicle. 

 

Determining VAT and Customs Duties Owed

Now that you are formally registered with an EORI identification number you can get down to calculating VAT and customs duties on imported goods. Calculating customs duties, VAT, and VRT is a complex process and one that requires knowledge and experience. 

For simple customs duties calculations, our handy customs duties calculator can assist you with imported vehicles from the United Kingdom into Ireland. To calculate customs duties and VAT, as is required since 1 January 2021, use our customs duties and VAT calculator 

The calculation process for imported vehicles can be fairly complex and time-consuming since you must consider various accounting calculations such as depreciation, as well as vehicle classification revenue categories. Rather than performing these cumbersome calculations by hand, use our VRT calculator for vehicles. 

Note that it is important to be aware of the entire cost of importing a vehicle as you may need to account for customs duties, VAT, and VRT for vehicles. Incorrect calculations can be an expensive mistake if you underestimate the amount of tax you need to pay when importing the vehicle. Use a reliable and trusted UK Car Import Costs Calculator so you are informed when importing a vehicle from the UK to Ireland. 

Get in touch with us at VRT Ireland if you require assistance calculating customs duties, VAT, and/or VRT for your vehicle. 

  

Make Payment to Your Customs Account via Your EORI Number in Ireland

After calculating the customs duties & VAT for imported goods, you must first have the necessary funds to cover the cost of customs duties and VAT owed on the goods. You must also be able to pay for the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) upon registering the vehicle in Ireland.  

In relation to Customs and VAT, payment can be done by transferring funds to your customs and excise account. The process of transferring funds into a ROS account or myAccount is described in greater detail here. Keep in mind that if you neglect to top up your account with sufficient funds to cover the costs, the customs declaration will not be executed, and you’ll have lost time and effort. 

  

Submit Your Customs Declaration

Up to this step, you’ll have already performed all of the preparatory work needed to submit customs declarations for imported vehicles. Unfortunately, the customs declaration itself is a complicated and time-consuming process that requires a significant amount of foreknowledge to fill out and submit properly. 

That’s why we welcome you to contact us for assistance throughout the importing process. Our team of experts can help you every step of the way, from calculating customs duties and VRT due to making the entire customs declaration process quick and hassle-free. 

A brief overview of the information that is required for filling out a customs declaration include: 

  1. Parties involved: the names of the trading parties involved, i.e. importer, exporter, third-party traders, agents working on behalf of an involved party; 
  2. Product Data: Detailed information regarding the vehicle to be imported; 
  3. Logistics: the method of transport; 
  4. Commercial & Financial Information: Incoterms, currency exchange, shipping insurance; 
  5. Ancillary Documentation: importing license, statement of origin, product inspection certificate, etc. 
  6. Customs-approved Treatment 
  7. Transaction Record: method of payment of import taxes, i.e. excises, customs duties, VAT.  

 

Customs Declarations Made Simple

Customs Declaration

 

Hopefully, you’ve been able to progress through each of the above steps without too much of a hassle, but quite often it’s the customs declarations process that proves challenging to importers. In order to simplify the process and to avoid mistakes and costly delays, we encourage clients to take advantage of our customs declaration service. 

  

Our Services    

As of 1 January 2021, all imported vehicles from the UK require a complete customs declaration. To make matters more complex, vehicles imported from Northern Ireland have a different process than those imported from England, Scotland, or Wales. VRT Ireland provides clients with thorough, professional, and timely customs declarations services. We will assist our clients with the completion of the customs declarations process, customs duties (if applicable), VAT, and VRT. If the process is not adhered to closely, customs may cause delays or rejection, but in the worst case, failure to completely register the vehicle may lead to seizure by authorities. See Page – customs declarations services.
VRT calculation can be a complex affair since it must consider vehicle classification and revenue category, NOx levies, make and model of the vehicle, and more. We’ve simplified the process and provide our clients with intuitive VRT calculators. Our calculators allow you to simply enter the UK vehicle registration number and you will be provided with a handy, detailed report which is useful for completing customs declaration processes and for formally registering the vehicle here in Ireland. Note that if VRT is not paid within 30 days of the vehicle being imported in Ireland, authorities may seize the vehicle. See page – VRT calculators.
The cost of customs duties, VAT, and VRT for vehicles from abroad is anything but straightforward. Importers must consider various factors such as currency rates, e.g. Pound Sterling to Euro, vehicle purchase price, transport and logistics costs, insurance costs, and more. VRT Ireland assists importers with intuitive and easy-to-use customs calculators to determine the total cost of importing vehicles from abroad which can be used for completing customs declarations. See page – customs calculators
Whenever importing vehicles from the UK, it’s important to note that the vehicle’s warranty in the UK (including Northern Ireland) may not carry over when the vehicle is subsequently registered in the Republic of Ireland. For this reason, we have partnered with Carprotect.ie, a leading provider of private and commercial vehicle warranty products, including used car warranty services. Our trusted partners at Carprotect.ie will be happy to provide you with a used car warranty quote at fair and competitive prices. Get a discount on your warranty by using the code VRTIE10. See page – used car warranty services
It’s essential that all vehicles imported from the UK into Ireland undergo a history check. Has the vehicle been stolen before? How much finance is left outstanding on the vehicle? What is the correct mileage on the vehicle? VRT Ireland has partnered with MotorCheck, a leading provider of car history check services with offices both in the UK and Ireland. Car history checks contain important information for prospective importers, such as the vehicle’s identification, VIN, finance checks, stolen checks, MOT checks, owner history, warranty details, CO2 checks, and much more. Don’t regret it, MotorCheck it! See page – history check
Importing a vehicle from the UK is already a complex enough process as is, but the perpetual fluctuations in the value of both the Euro and Pound Sterling and their corresponding exchange rate can leave you paying far more out of pocket. That’s why we’ve partnered with TransferMate to provide importers with competitive foreign exchange prices at rates substantially lower than what banks offer, all whilst effecting transactions swiftly and securely. When transacting thousands of euros for a vehicle, even a few percentage points of savings can yield savings of €300 or more. Use TransferMate and save today. See page – foreign exchange
Once your vehicle has been imported from the UK into Ireland, it’s essential to have Irish registration plates if you plan to drive anywhere legally. That’s why we’ve partnered with Plates365.com, a convenient online service that allows customers to design and order registration plates direct to their home or office. Their registration plates are simple, high-quality, and affordable, but perhaps most importantly, they are fully compliant to meet Irish legal requirements. Registration plates are available in a wide variety of sizes and formats for different vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, 4x4s, and trailers. See page – Irish registration plates

 

Customs Declarations & Customs Agent Service

As of 1 January 2021, all imported vehicles from the UK require a complete customs declaration. To make matters more complex, vehicles imported from Northern Ireland have a different process than those imported from England, Scotland, or Wales. VRT Ireland provides clients with thorough, professional, and timely customs declarations services. We will assist our clients with the completion of the customs declarations process, customs duties (if applicable), VAT, and VRT. If the process is not adhered to closely, customs may cause delays or rejection, but in the worst case, failure to completely register the vehicle may lead to seizure by authorities. See Page – customs declarations services 

VRT Calculator

VRT calculation can be a complex affair since it must consider vehicle classification and revenue category, NOx levies, make and model of the vehicle, and more. We’ve simplified the process and provide our clients with intuitive VRT calculators. Our calculators allow you to simply enter the UK vehicle registration number and you will be provided with a handy, detailed report which is useful for completing customs declaration processes and for formally registering the vehicle here in Ireland. Note that if VRT is not paid within 30 days of the vehicle being imported in Ireland, authorities may seize the vehicle. See page – VRT calculators. 

UK Car Import Costs Calculator

The cost of customs duties, VAT, and VRT for vehicles from abroad is anything but straightforward. Importers must consider various factors such as currency rates, e.g. Pound Sterling to Euro, vehicle purchase price, transport and logistics costs, insurance costs, and more. VRT Ireland assists importers with intuitive and easy-to-use customs calculators to determine the total cost of importing vehicles from abroad which can be used for completing customs declarations. See page – customs calculators 

Used Car Warranty

Whenever importing vehicles from the UK, it’s important to note that the vehicle’s warranty in the UK (including Northern Ireland) may not carry over when the vehicle is subsequently registered in the Republic of Ireland. For this reason, we have partnered with Carprotect.ie, a leading provider of private and commercial vehicle warranty products, including used car warranty services. Our trusted partners at Carprotect.ie will be happy to provide you with a used car warranty quote at fair and competitive prices. Get a discount on your warranty by using the code VRTIE10. See page – used car warranty services 

Car History Checking

It’s essential that all vehicles imported from the UK into Ireland undergo a history check. Has the vehicle been stolen before? How much finance is left outstanding on the vehicle? What is the correct mileage on the vehicle? VRT Ireland has partnered with MotorCheck, a leading provider of car history check services with offices both in the UK and Ireland. Car history checks contain important information for prospective importers, such as the vehicle’s identification, VIN, finance checks, stolen checks, MOT checks, owner history, warranty details, CO2 checks, and much more. Don’t regret it, MotorCheck it! See page – history check 

UK Foreign Exchange

Importing a vehicle from the UK is already a complex enough process as is, but the perpetual fluctuations in the value of both the Euro and Pound Sterling and their corresponding exchange rate can leave you paying far more out of pocket. That’s why we’ve partnered with TransferMate to provide importers with competitive foreign exchange prices at rates substantially lower than what banks offer, all whilst effecting transactions swiftly and securely. When transacting thousands of euros for a vehicle, even a few percentage points of savings can yield savings of €300 or more. Use TransferMate and save today. See page – foreign exchange 

Irish Registration Plates

Once your vehicle has been imported from the UK into Ireland, it’s essential to have Irish registration plates if you plan to drive anywhere legally. That’s why we’ve partnered with Plates365.com, a convenient online service that allows customers to design and order registration plates direct to their home or office. Their registration plates are simple, high-quality, and affordable, but perhaps most importantly, they are fully compliant to meet Irish legal requirements. Registration plates are available in a wide variety of sizes and formats for different vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, 4x4s, and trailers. See page – Irish registration plates 

Why Work with Us?  

Reliability

VRT Ireland is a reputable provider of vehicle import and customs duties services in Ireland. Our independent motor vehicle registration and tax services are reliable and thorough, ensuring that the entire import and customs process for your vehicle proceeds smoothly and without delays or errors.

Customer Service

We value each and every customer that requests our services and are committed to providing nothing short of excellent customer satisfaction through the efficiency, knowledge, and competitive rates we offer. We will work closely with you during the entire import process to ensure that there are no significant delays or rejections by customs agents.

Vast Experience

Our team of vehicle registration tax and customs experts have developed a wealth of experience and accumulated knowledge. Our expertise and knowledge have made us a leading provider of vehicle registration and customs declaration services in Ireland. You can depend on our expertise to ensure that your customs declarations will proceed smoothly.

Reliability

Customer Service

Vast Experience

VRT Ireland is a reputable provider of vehicle import and customs duties services in Ireland. Our independent motor vehicle registration and tax services are reliable and thorough, ensuring that the entire import and customs process for your vehicle proceeds smoothly and without delays or errors. We value each and every customer that requests our services and are committed to providing nothing short of excellent customer satisfaction through the efficiency, knowledge, and competitive rates we offer. We will work closely with you during the entire import process to ensure that there are no significant delays or rejections by customs agents. Our team of vehicle registration tax and customs experts have developed a wealth of experience and accumulated knowledge. Our expertise and knowledge have made us a leading provider of vehicle registration and customs declaration services in Ireland. You can depend on our expertise to ensure that your customs declarations will proceed smoothly.

  

EORI Number – FAQs

What is an EORI number?

An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is an identification number for economic operators, such as businesses or individuals, trading within the European Union (EU). Various member states’ customs administrations and authorities use EORI numbers to improve the efficiency of trade between EU member states and for statistical purposes.

What is an EORI number used for?

EORI numbers are used by economic operators and customs authorities within the European Union (EU) to monitor and track shipments of goods and products entering or leaving the EU. The EORI number is used by economic operators such as businesses or sole traders to lodge customs declarations or to submit entry/exit summary declarations, for example.

How do I get an EORI number in Ireland?

In order to apply for an EORI number in the Republic of Ireland, you will first require an account with either myAccount or ROS. Both of these portals enable individuals or businesses to register for an EORI number and to apply for the number all in one convenient place.

How do I find an EORI number by company name?

In Ireland, there is no way to look up an EORI number simply with the company name. Some member states may provide a resource to do this, however. For businesses in Ireland, it is possible to check the validity of an EORI number using the EU’s EORI number validation retrieval tool. If you know the company’s VAT number, you may be able to perform this action by preceding the VAT number with ‘IE.’

Is an EORI number the same as a VAT number?

For individuals, the EORI number is generally the same as the PPS number. For importers in Ireland, the EORI number of a company/trader is normally the same as the VAT number. The EORI is always preceded by the EU member country code, which in the case of Ireland is ‘IE.’ Therefore, in many cases, a company’s EORI number will look like IE + (VAT number) or IE + (PPS number)

How do I check if I have an EORI number?

It is possible to verify the validity of an EORI number in Ireland and elsewhere in the European Union by using the EORI number validation tool provided by the European Commission. Simply enter your EORI number and the yielded results will confirm whether or not your EORI number is valid.
EORI Number was last modified: September 14th, 2021 by Eadaoin Mc