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Format and structure of the Member States' VAT identification numbers

Member State Structure Format
Belgium BE999.999.999 3 blocks of 3 digits
Denmark DK99 99 99 99 4 blocks of 2 digits
Germany DE999999999 1 block of 9 digits
Greece EL999999999 1 block of 9 digits
Spain ESX9999999X 1 block of 9 characters
France FRXX 999999999 1 block of 2 characters and
1 block of 9 digits
Ireland IE9S99999L 1 block of 8 characters
Italy IT99999999999 1 block of 11 digits
Luxembourg LU99999999 1 block of 8 digits
Netherlands NL999999999B99 1 block of 12 characters
Austria ATU99999999 1 block of 9 characters
Portugal PT999999999 1 block of 9 digits
Sweden SE999999999999 1 block of 12 digits
Finland FI99999999 1 block of 8 digits
United Kingdom GB999 9999 99 or

GB999 9999 99 999 or

GB99999
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 digits
Cypros CY99999999L 1 block of 9 characters

Czech Republic
CZ99999999999, or
CZ999999999999, or
CZ9999999999999
1 block of either 8, 9 or 10 digits
Estonia EE999999999 1 block of 9 digits
Latvia LV99999999999 1 block of 11 digits
Lithuania LT999999999, or
LT999999999999
1 block of 9 digits, or
1 block of 12 digits
Hungary HU99999999 1 block of 8 digits
Malta MT99999999 1 block of 8 digits
Poland PL999-99-99-999, or

PL999-999-99-99, or

PL9999999999
1 block of 3 digits, followed by 2 blocks of 2 digits, followed by 1 block of 3 digits, or
1 block of 3 digits, followed by 1 block 3 digits, followed by 2 blocks of 2 digits, or
1 block of 10 digits
Slovenia SI99999999 1 block of 8 digits
Slovak Republic SK999999999, or
SK9999999999
1 block of 9 digits, or
1 block of 10 digits
Bulgaria BG999999999, or
BG9999999999
1 block of 9 digits, or
1 block of 10 digits

Notes: 9: a digit
X: a letter or a digit
S: a letter; a digit; "+" or "*"
L: a letter
 

21.07.2016