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European VAT Number Format

The following page contains a list of rules used for VAT numbers across Europe. If you are having problems or are still unsure about VAT numbers, please click this link to be taken to a VAT Number Validation page which is operated by the EU. Thank you.

EU Country Number Format Prefix Example Information
Austria One letter with eight digits AT AT U12345678 The first character is always 'U'
Belgium Nine digits BE BE 123456789  
Denmark Eight digits DK DK 12345678  
Finland Eight digits FI FI 12345678  
France Eleven digits
or
Ten digits and one letter
or
Nine digits and two letters
FR

FR 12345678901
or
FR X2345678901
or
FR 1X345678901
or
FR XX345678901

May include 1 or 2 letters:

Either FIRST, SECOND or FIRST & SECOND.

All letters except 'O' and 'I' are valid.
Germany Nine digits DE DE 123456789 Must be the 9 digit 'Umsatzsteur Identifikationnummer'
Greece Nine digits EL EL 012345678 Any 8 digit numbers should be prefixed with a 0
Ireland Seven digits and one letter
or
Six digits and two letters
IE IE 1234567X
or
IE 1X34567X
Includes 1 or 2 letters :-

Either LAST or SECOND & LAST
Italy Eleven digits IT IT 12345678901  
Luxembourg Eight digits LU LU 12345678  
Netherlands Eleven digits and one letter NL NL 123456789B01 Tenth character is always 'B'
Portugal Nine digits PT PT 123456789  
Spain Eight digits and one letter
or
Seven digits and two letters
ES ES X12345678
or
ES 12345678X
or
ES X1234567X
Includes 1 or 2 letters :-

Either FIRST, LAST or FIRST & LAST.
Sweden Twelve digits SE SE 123456789001 The last 2 characters must be '01'.
UK Nine digits
or
Twelve digits
GB GB 123456789
or
GB 123456789001
Twelve digits if the number represents a sub-company within a group
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