About Validating Your VAT Registration Number

After you've registered your VAT number in Your Account, our system will begin the validation process that normally takes between 1 and 4 days.

Validation Process

Customers in Spain who are having problems with the validation of their VAT Registration numbers, please see the information specific to your countries on our About Entering Your VAT Registration Number(s) Help page.

Once you've submitted your VAT registration number we'll verify it. The time this takes can vary but we'll try to complete it within four business days. Until it's been validated, the status of your number will remain "Pending" in your Amazon.co.uk account. Once confirmed, the status will be updated to "Active" and you can start using your VAT registration number for making purchases. We'll let you know by e-mail of each change in the status. You can also see the changes in the VAT Registration section of Your Account.

Any open orders in your basket will have your VAT registration number applied to each applicable transaction. It's your responsibility to only use your VAT registration number for purchases related to the business associated with the number submitted to Amazon.co.uk.

Validation Failure

If your VAT registration number fails the validation check, its status will appear as "Inactive" in your Amazon.co.uk Account. We'll let you know by e-mail if there's a problem and you'll be able to review your VAT registration number details on the Manage Your VAT Registrations page of your Amazon.co.uk Account.

Note: If your VAT registration number fails the validation check three times you won't be able to make any more changes. Please contact Customer Service for further information if this happens.

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