VAT Verification

Validate and verify VAT numbers for EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and United Kingdom.


The API is available as GET and POST endpoint.


curl -X GET \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer API_KEY_HERE'


curl -X POST \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer API_KEY_HERE' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -d '{ "vatId": "ATU16370905" }'


Both endpoints return a application/json response. For example, the response for the VAT number of the Austrian Red Cross looks like this:

  "valid": true,
  "name": "├ľsterreichisches Rotes Kreuz",
  "address": "Wiedner Hauptstra├če 32, AT-1040 Wien",
  "countryCode": "AT"

The value valid indicates whether the respective entity is listed in the associated state database and marked as active. If the format of the VAT number is not correct, an error is returned. More about this in the section Possible errors.

The name and address values are optional. If available, the official name and address where the company is registered will be returned here.

As countryCode the respective country with which the VAT number is associated is returned as ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code. Caution: The Greek VAT number starts with EL. However, the official ISO 3166-1 country code GR is returned.


vatId: String

VAT numbers for the following countries are supported in the specified formats:

Country Code VAT number formats Description
Austria AT ATU99999999 AT followed by a U and 8 digits
Belgium BE BE9999999999 BE followed by 10 digits
Bulgaria BG BG999999999
BG followed by 9 or 10 digits
Cyprus CY CYCCCCCCCCC CY followed by 9 characters
Czech Republic CZ CZ99999999
CZ followed by 8, 9 or 10 digits
Germany DE DE999999999 DE followed by 9 digits
Denmark DK DK99999999 DK followed by 8 digits
Estonia EE EE999999999 EE followed by 9 digits
Greece GR EL999999999 EL followed by 9 digits
Spain ES ESC9999999C ES followed by 1 character, 7 digits and 1 character
Finland FI FI99999999 FI followed by 8 digits
France FR FRCC999999999 FR followed by 2 characters and 9 digits
Croatia HR HR99999999999 HR followed by 11 digits
Hungary HU HU99999999 HU followed by 8 digits
IE followed by 8 or 9 characters
Italy IT IT99999999999 IT followed by 11 digits
Lithuania LT LT999999999
LT followed by 9 or 12 digits
Luxembourg LU LU99999999 LU followed by 8 digits
Latvia LV LV99999999999 LV followed by 11 digits
Malta MT MT99999999 MT followed by 8 digits
The Netherlands NL NLCCCCCCCCCCCC NL followed by 12 characters
Poland PL PL9999999999 PL followed by 10 digits
Portugal PT PT999999999 PT followed by 9 digits
Romania RO RO99
RO followed by 2 to 10 digits
Sweden SE SE999999999999 SE followed by 12 digits
Slovenia SI SI99999999 SI followed by 8 digits
Slovakia SK SK9999999999 SK followed by 10 digits
Northern Ireland GB XI999999999
XI followed by 9 or 12 digits or 5 characters
Switzerland CH CHE-999.999.999 TVA
CHE-999.999.999.999 MWST
CHE followed by 3 or 4 blocks of 3 digits suffixed with TVA, MWST or IVA
Iceland IS 99999
5 or 6 digits
Norway NO 999999999MVA 9 digits suffixed with MVA
United Kingdom GB 999999999
9 or 12 digits
Prefixed with GB for the legacy EU based VAT number


  • 9: A digit between 0 and 9
  • C: A uppercase letter or a digit between 0 and 9

Possible errors

Identifier Description
message.vatIdMustHaveValidFormat The vatId parameter must be specified in the correct format as described in the Parameter section.
message.vatIdMustNotBeBlank Parameter vatId is required and must not be blank.
message.stateDatabaseCurrentlyNotAvailable The corresponding state VAT database is currently unavailable. Please retry the request at a later time.

It should be noted that there are a number of common error messages, which can be found in the "Possible errors" section of the general documentation.

VAT Verification costs
Validate VAT numbers for EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and United Kingdom.
Credits spent
Credit cost per REST call
EUR per call
Price depends on your subscription