# Validating european vat id

The algorithm is identical to the one for the established series except that 55 is subtracted to give the check number (modulus 97), so the check number is either 55 less than or (if this would be negative) 42 greater than the check number that a VAT number in the established series would have if it were identical in the first seven digits.11 digit number formed from a 9 digit unique identifier and two prefix check digits.

The two leading digits (the check digits) will be derived from the subsequent 9 digits using a modulus 89 check digit calculation.11 digit number followed by V, to indicate VAT TIN (or by C to indicate CST TIN).

It confirms that the number is currently allocated and can provide the name or other identifying details of the entity to whom the identifier has been allocated.

However, many national governments will not give out VAT identification numbers due to data protection laws.

Where the first letter defines the type of company and the following first 2 digits define the province where the company was registered. For individual persons / freelancers, its either 'ES' 8 digits letter (for Spaniards) or 'ES' letter 7 digits letter (for foreigners). ES99999999R 12 digits, of which the last two are most often 01 e.g. (For Soletrades that have several Companies the numbers can be 02, 03 and so on, since Soletraders only have their personnummer as the organisationsnummer.

If the number of digits is less than 9, then zeros should be padded to the left side. for legal personality use the changeable second code (KPP), usually first 4 digits are the same (99-region rule does not apply), usually and default XXXX01001.If the VAT number you enter never validates, please try validating it in the URL below.Chances are that either the API is not available or the VAT number you have is not an intra-community one: Since we rely on VIES to validate VAT numbers and are legally obligated to do so, at times VAT validation fails if the API is not available.It is usually written like '11.111.111/0001-55' so as to be more human-readable and CPF composed of a base of 9 digits and 2 check digits written like '123.456.789-00'Personas físicas nacionales: 9 and 12 digits.It is the Cédula de Persona Física (person's national identification number) without hyphens. It is the NITE (Número de Identificación Tributaria Especial) without hyphens. It is the Cédula de Persona Jurídica (enterprise's national identification number) without hyphens. It is the DIMEX (Documento de Identificación de Migración y Extranjería) without hyphens.