EORI Registration in Latvia - 2023 Update

EORI Registration in Latvia

Updated on Tuesday 30th May 2023

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EORI-Registration-in-LatviaIn April 2009, the Commission Regulation No 312/2009 stipulated that starting July 2009 the new Community Customs Code would be enforced and all economic operators and all persons involved in trade relations that must complete customs formalities within the European Union will be required to use an unique identification number called EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification). As of January 3, 2017, the determination of EORI numbers in Latvia was regulated.

When is EORI required in Latvia?

In Latvia, EORI registration is required for all economic operators, holders of TIR carnet and all persons involved in importing and exporting procedures, transit procedures and filling import or export declarations procedures.
Natural persons are not required to present an EORI number although for Latvian residents that sporadically are involved in customs formalities a temporary EORI number can be issued on request. A temporary EORI number will only be valid on the day it was issued.
EORI registration can be done only in the economic operator’s resident country as long as it is within the territory of the European Community. Economic operators established outside the Community are allowed to receive an EORI number in the EU member state where they first go through any customs formality. The EORI number is only assigned once and will be valid through all the European Union. Besides EORI number registration, if you are interested in acquiring Latvia’s citizenship to access other EU countries, get in touch with our lawyers. If you have a Latvian passport and experience health problems while visiting another EU country, you will be entitled to medical care that cannot wait to be cured until you return home. It means that you have the same rights to health care as citizens of the EU country you are visiting. To learn more, get in touch with our lawyers.

How to register for an EORI number in Latvia

To obtain an EORI number in 2023, a person must complete the eori numura pieprasijums form and submit it to the customs office. In Latvia, the EORI number can be obtained with the customs office in person, online by filing an electronic form, by e-mail, fax or post. Representative offices of foreign companies are required to use the parent company’s EORI number.
The documents required for EORI registration in Latvia are the application forms that are different for natural persons and for legal persons. Natural persons must include a copy after their identification papers or passports in cases of non-resident individuals and a copy of the company registration certificate for legal entities.
The State Revenue Service will review your application and issue an EORI number if everything is in order. You should receive your EORI number within a few days from submitting your application. It is important to note that you will need an EORI number if you are engaged in importing or exporting goods in or out of the European Union, so make sure to register for one if you have not already. If you are unable to understand the procedure, the services of our lawyers are at your disposal.

The structure of EORI number issued in the Republic of Latvia

For Latvian legal entities, the EORI number is allocated based on the tax registration number and resembles the VAT registration number. The temporary or ad-hoc EORI number for natural residents is formed by the country code LV and the persons’ personal identification number.
For foreign legal entities, the EORI number is formed by the country code LV followed by the code of the registration country and the registration number allocated by the competent authorities in the resident country.
If you want details about how to register an EORI number or you want to open a company, you can contact our law firm in Latvia. We can also help you open a company in other countries with the help of our local partners.