In De Bouwpas you will be asked to enter your VAT number (also known as the sales tax number). The system automatically checks this number. It is possible that the system reports that your VAT number is incorrect.

De Bouwpas uses the official VAT checker of the European Commission: VIES (VAT Information Exchange System). You can find more information about that system on this website.

## The VAT number is invalid, what now?

- Check if you may have made a typo
- Check the list of VAT numbers to see whether you submitted the correct number
- You can also complete your registration even if you make a mistake while typing.

## List of VAT numbers per country

This list shows how the VAT numbers per country are supposed to look like. This information derives directly from the VIES-website.

Member State |
Structure |
Format^{*} |

AT-Austria | ATU99999999 | 1 block of 9 characters |

BE-Belgium | BE0999999999 BE1999999999 |
1 block of 10 digits |

BG-Bulgaria | BG999999999 or BG9999999999 |
1 block of 9 digits or1 block of 10 digits |

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} orGBGD999 ^{6} orGBHA999 ^{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 |

HR-Croatia | HR99999999999 | 1 block of 11 digits |

HU-Hungary | HU99999999 | 1 block of 8 digits |

IE-Ireland | IE9S99999L IE9999999WI |
1 block of 8 characters or 1 block of 9 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 | NLSSSSSSSSSSSS | 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 prefix

9: 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}: All letters are case sensitive. Please follow the exact syntax of the VAT number shown.

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