From 14th September 2021 new traders registering for an XI EORI will need to apply via the ‘Get an EORI’ page on Gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/eori/apply-for-eori) using a new registration form.

In addition to the information currently requested at the time of registration, where the trader’s main establishment address is not Northern Ireland (NI) they will be asked whether they have a permanent business establishment (PBE) in NI and, if so, to upload two separate pieces of evidence as proof of their presence at that address.

Where a trader does not have their main establishment in NI, or they do not have a PBE, they will only be able to register for an XI EORI in specific cases. Therefore, a trader who does not have a main address in NI, or a PBE, will need to indicate, from a list provided on the form, why they require an XI EORI.

This new form will also ask the trader to provide any XI or EU 27 VAT numbers they may have.

More information on the PBE can be found on Gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/eori).

It will still be a requirement to obtain a GB EORI before applying for an XI EORI.

Guidance updates and the new registration form will be live from 14th September.