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How can I obtain an EORI number in Slovakia?

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Information on how to obtain an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is intended for economic operators wishing to communicate with the customs authorities of EU Member States.
  1. What is an EORI number?
  2. Filing an application
  3. Frequently asked questions
  4. Who to contact

1. What is an EORI number?

All economic operators established in the EU or in third countries that communicate with the customs administrations of EU Member States must be assigned an EORI number. This number must be used in any communication with a customs authority, when making a customs declaration (for imports, exports and transit), for simplified procedure applications, etc.

An EORI number is not required for natural persons not engaged in a business activity. However, these persons must be registered in the Central Register of the Financial Administration. To register, they must fill in and submit a registration form on the Financial Administration’s website.

2. Filing an application

  • Economic operators established in Slovakia must apply for registration by filling in and submitting an electronic registration form on the Financial Administration’s website.
  • Economic operators established in the customs territory of the Union, other than in Slovakia, should register in the Member State where they are established.
  • An economic operators not established in the customs territory of the Union and that has not yet been assigned an EORI number in another Member State should apply for registration by filling in and submitting an electronic registration form on the Financial Administration’s website. This application should be accompanied by an extract from the companies register, or other register by which it operates, in the country in which it is established. The scanned original of that extract must not be more than 6 months old. The supporting documents must be officially translated into the Slovak language by a certified translator. A list of certified translators can be found at Ministry of Justice of Slovak Republic´s  portal (only in Slovak).
    If a country is not a member of Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (hereinafter "the Hague Convention"), each page of document must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in which the entity is established (the procedure of legalization). Subsequently, it is necessary to submit the document to the so-called superlegalization at the embassy of the Slovak Republic in the country where the entity has its registered office. List of countries of the Hague Convention can be found at Hague Conference on Private International Law´s portal.
  • An economic operator assigned a VAT number by Slovakia or another EU Member State must state that number in the electronic registration form.
  • Any branch of a foreign entity must first be registered by the parent company in the country where it is established. Only then can it apply for registration by filling in and submitting the electronic registration form.

To apply for an EORI number, complete and submit an electronic registration form on the Financial Administration’s website. If the electronic services on the Financial Administration’s website are not working, an application for registration may be submitted on paper using the form provided in Annex 2 to Implementing Decree of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic No 161/2016, as amended. The form may be sent:

  • by email to eori@financnasprava.sk, or
  • by post to: Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, Department of Registration and International Exchange of Information on Risk, Karpatská 13, 05801, Poprad.

Economic operators already assigned an EORI number must communicate any changes (change in the company name, registered office, the company’s contact persons, etc.) by filling in and submitting an electronic registration form on the Financial Administration’s website.

3. Frequently asked questions

How can I obtain an EORI number?

By filling in and submitting an electronic registration form.

How do I report a change in the company’s registered office?

Request a change or correction of the entity’s entry by filling in the up-to-date information in an electronic registration form and submitting it on the Financial Administration’s website.

4. Who to contact

Financial Administration of the Slovak Republic,
Tel: +421 (48) 4317 222,
Written enquiries: contact form

Explanatory laws:

Legislation adopted at EU level is available on the EUR-Lex portal.
Legislation adopted at Slovak national level is available on the Slov-Lex portal.

  • Act No 199/2004, the Customs Act and amendments to certain acts;
  • Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code;
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 of 28 July 2015 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards detailed rules concerning certain provisions of the Union Customs Code;
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 of 24 November 2015 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Union Customs Code;
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/341 of 17 December 2015 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards transitional rules for certain provisions of the Union Customs Code where the relevant electronic systems are not yet operational and amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446;
  • Implementing Decree of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic No 161/2016 [new window] of 13 April 2016 implementing certain provisions of Act No 199/2004, [new window] the Customs Code and amending certain acts, as amended.

Last modified: 8. 2. 2021
Publication date: 8. 10. 2020

The responsible person:

Financial Administration of the Slovak Republic
+ 421 (48) 4317 222

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