VAT identification number structure |
||
Member State | Structure | Format* |
AT-Austria | ATU99999999^{1} | 1 block of 9 characters |
BE-Belgium | BE0999999999^{2} | 1 block of 10 digits ^{3} |
BG-Bulgaria | BG999999999 or BG9999999999 |
1 block of 9 digits or |
CY-Cyprus | CY99999999L | 1 block of 9 characters |
CZ-Czech Republic | CZ99999999 or CZ999999999 or CZ9999999999 |
1 block of either 8, 9 or 10 digits |
DE-Germany | DE999999999 | 1 block of 9 digits |
DK-Denmark | DK99 99 99 99 | 4 blocks of 2 digits |
EE-Estonia | EE999999999 | 1 block of 9 digits |
EL-Greece | EL999999999 | 1 block of 9 digits |
ES-Spain | ESX9999999X^{4} | 1 block of 9 characters |
FI-Finland | FI99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |
FR-France | FRXX 999999999 | 1 block of 2 characters, 1 block of 9 digits |
GB-United Kingdom | GB999 9999 99 or GB999 9999 99 999^{5} or GBGD999^{6} or GBHA999^{7} |
1 block of 3 digits, 1 block of 4 digits and 1 block of 2 digits; or the above followed by a block of 3 digits; or 1 block of 5 characters |
HU-Hungary | HU99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |
IE-Ireland | IE9S99999L | 1 block of 8 characters |
IT-Italy | IT99999999999 | 1 block of 11 digits |
LT-Lithuania | LT999999999 or LT999999999999 |
1 block of 9 digits, or 1 block of 12 digits |
LU-Luxembourg | LU99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |
LV-Latvia | LV99999999999 | 1 block of 11 digits |
MT-Malta | MT99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |
NL-The Netherlands | NL999999999B99^{8} | 1 block of 12 characters |
PL-Poland | PL9999999999 | 1 block of 10 digits |
PT-Portugal | PT999999999 | 1 block of 9 digits |
RO-Romania | RO999999999 | 1 block of minimum 2 digits and maximum 10 digits |
SE-Sweden | SE999999999999 | 1 block of 12 digits |
SI-Slovenia | SI99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |
SK-Slovakia | SK9999999999 | 1 block of 10 digits |
Remarks:*: Format excludes 2 letter alpha prefix9: A digit X: A letter or a digit S: A letter; a digit; "+" or "*" L: A letter Notes:^{1}: The 1^{st} position following the prefix is always "U".^{2}: The first digit following the prefix is always zero ('0'). ^{3}: The (new) 10-digit format is the result of adding a leading zero to the (old) 9-digit format. ^{4}: The first and last characters may be alpha or numeric; but they may not both be numeric. ^{5}: Identifies branch traders. ^{6}: Identifies Government Departments. ^{7}: Identifies Health Authorities. ^{8}: The 10^{th} position following the prefix is always "B". |