For EU customers the VAT number can be added during signup. In that case the country code should not be added for the number (that is the first two letters before the number).

The format for the EU VAT numbers are as follows:

VAT identification number structure

Member State Structure Format*

AT-Austria ATU99999999 1 block of 9 characters

BE-Belgium BE0999999999 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 ESX9999999X4 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 9995 or

GBGD9996 or

GBHA9997 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 NL999999999B998 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

**Remarks:**

For the check, the service of the EU is used. You can check your own VAT number here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vatRequest.html

The format of the VAT number for all EU countries can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vatRequest.html (and than Q11).