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Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2023 12:32:48 GMT by colin.b
I have a newly incorporated UK company but I'm a sole director based in the UAE. I didn't think it could take long to get a VAT number and with every day we are unable to import goods from the EU. We have to import goods from the EU and are still waiting for the VAT registration. Is there any way we can import the goods using a temp EORI number?
Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2023 10:18:41 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

I would advise reading this guidance and apply for an EORI :

Import goods into the UK: step by step    -    and :

Get an EORI number    .

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 25 May 2023 08:56:49 GMT by Sunil Makim
any one can apply for a GB EORI Number , you only need access to government gateway on
Posted Mon, 29 May 2023 19:05:25 GMT by L M
Hi colin.b, You could apply for a non-VAT-related EORI number (it will likely start with GB0...), it should be available faster. Then change it once the VAT number has been received, using the Change of circumstances form: The non-VAT-related EORI would then need to be cancelled . Or you could try to use GBUNREG instead of EORI.

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