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EORI Number Registration Service

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In the EORI Number Registration Service, you can apply for an EORI number for yourself.

EORI number is an identifier that companies need for almost all customs transactions. Importers and exporters as well as carriers need an EORI-number.

Private individuals also need an EORI number if they import CBAM goods from outside the EU.

Below you can find all EORI-related instructions for private individuals.

When do private individuals need an EORI number?

Private individuals need an EORI number if they import or order goods subject to the carbon border adjustment mechanism, i.e. CBAM goods, from outside the EU. Reports on the emissions of such goods must be submitted in the EU’s e-service. To log in, private individuals also need an EORI number.
Apply for an EORI number immediately after you have declared CBAM goods for the first time.

How to apply for an EORI number

Private individuals apply for an EORI number using the form 1162 – Application, EORI registration for private person. Use only the Latin alphabet in the text fields of the form.

Send the completed form by secure email to th.eori@tulli.fi.

Validity of the EORI number

You need to apply for an EORI only once.

You can check the validity of your EORI number in the EU’s open EORI number validation service. Use your EORI number as the search term. The EORI number of a Finnish private individual has the format FI-yyyymmdd-hhmm.

Please note that in the EORI application, you can choose whether your details will be publicly available or not. If you give your consent, the service will publicly display the EORI number as well as your name and address details. If you do not give your consent, the service will only display your EORI number and its validity.

Any questions?

If you need help with applying for an EORI number, you can contact the Customs Information Service, tel. 0295 5200. You can also send email to th.eori@tulli.fi.

Which declarations require an EORI number?

Companies need an EORI number for submitting the following declarations:

  • export declaration
  • import declaration 
  • entry summary declaration
  • summary declaration for temporary storage
  • presentation notification
  • unloading report for arriving goods in temporary storage
  • transit declaration 
  • exit summary declaration
  • “arrival at exit” notification
  • exit manifest presentation
  • exit notification.

The EORI number is also mandatory when using EU e-services that require identification:

  1. the Customs Decisions System (CDS) where authorisations involving more than one Member State are applied for
  2. the BTI service, where binding tariff information decisions area applied for
  3. the eAEO service, where AEO authorisations are applied for
  4. the service INF Special Procedures, where INF numbers are applied for
  5. the CBAM Transitional Registry, where reports on the emissions of import goods are submitted.

Providing the EORI number in the customs declaration

Please note that you may have to provide the EORI numbers of several operators in a customs declaration submitted via the Customs Clearance Service. For example, the EORI numbers of the importer, the declarant and the representative (if any) must be provided in an import declaration.
Read the instructions on how to provide the EORI number in an import declaration.

EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification System) is an EU-wide system where importers, exporters and other economic operators are registered.

Operators are identified on the basis of the EORI number. You can use the EORI number as an identifier in your transactions with the customs authorities of any EU country.

In Finland, Customs is the authority responsible for assigning the EORI number, and Finnish companies are always registered for EORI in Finland. Companies established in other EU countries must apply for an EORI number from the EU country in question.

The EORI number of a Finnish company has the format FI + Business ID, e.g. FI1234567-8.

How to apply for an EORI number for a company

If your company or organisation is established in Finland, apply for an EORI number in the EORI Number Registration Service.

Customs recommends that you apply for the EORI number at least two working days before submitting a customs declaration. Customs processes EORI applications from Monday to Friday, 8.00–16.15.

Logging into the service requires identification.

You will need the mandate “Customs clearance” to act on behalf of a company in the service. Read more about mandates.

If your company is established outside the EU, apply for an EORI number using a form in English. The content of the application is different from the application intended for Finnish companies.

  • 730 – Application – EORI registration 
  • 730 – Instructions

Use only the Latin alphabet in the text fields of the form. Send the completed form by secure email to th.eori@tulli.fi.

If there is a long-term disruption in the EORI Number Registration Service, you can use an application form as the fallback procedure.

You can only use the form if Customs has permitted the use of the fallback procedure. Customs will use disruption notices to inform of the start of the fallback procedure.

  • 730 – Application – EORI registration
  • 730 – Instructions

Use only the Latin alphabet in the text fields of the form. Send the completed form by secure email to th.eori@tulli.fi. 

Check the validity of an EORI number

You can check the validity of your EORI number in the Commission’s EORI number validation service.

Do the search based on the EORI number:

  1. The EORI number of a Finnish company has the format FI + Business ID (e.g. FI1234567-8).
  2. The EORI number of a Finnish private individual has the format FI+yyyymmdd+hhmm (e.g. FI202401011830).

Go to the EORI number validation service

Read more

You can read more on the Commission’s website: