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VAT Number Check: Validate EU VAT-ID

In the European Union, in the case of intra-community deliveries and services (deliveries and services to a company from another EU country), the valid VAT number of both companies must be stated on the invoice. You can use the VAT Number Check to check the validity of one or more VAT IDs.

We offer two ways to do this:

  • Check individual VAT ID
    If you only need to check one ID, you can simply enter it in the field and press ENTER.

  • Check list of VAT IDs
    If you need to check multiple IDs at once, please click Check List and then enter one ID per line.

Validation Process

We carry out the following steps to check the VAT ID:

  • Syntax check
    We check whether the structure and length of the ID correspond to the rules for the respective country.

  • Database query
    We ask the respective national database whether it is a valid VAT ID.

  • Results list
    We compile the results clearly in a list. With a click on Export you can export the results as a .CSV file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How up-to-date are the results?

Each query is performed live and is not cached. The query therefore always reflects the current status of the database of the respective EU member state.

What does "Request failed" mean?

The EU Member States regularly update their databases. During this period, it will not be possible to answer questions for the country in question. As a result, the query will fail.

Disclaimer operates the VAT ID Check to give self-employed persons and companies the opportunity to quickly check a larger number of European VAT IDs.

  • The data originate from the databases of the EU Member States, the contents of which are beyond the control and responsibility of

  • The data are not made available as part of professional or legal advisory services.

  • The data do not confer any right to exempt intra-Community supplies from VAT.

  • is in no way responsible or liable for the data retrieved from this website.

Janis von Bleichert studied business informatics at the TU Munich and computer science at the TU Berlin, Germany. He has been self-employed since 2006 and is the founder of He writes about hosting, software and IT security.
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