The VIES Checker Application allows you to load any CSV file and check the entities (contractors) that appear in this file in terms of their current status in the VIES system.
The released application has been successfully tested in the following MS Windows versions: 7/8/8.1/10 and 11. The application can be installed in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system.
The latest version of the VIES Checker Application is always available for download from the Download page.
To use the application, you need to create an account on the
viesapi.eu website and generate a key and its identifier. The process of registering and setting up an account as well as generating keys has been described on the Documenation website.
After downloading the application and saving it on the local computer disk, unpack the ZIP archive. The application does not require installation and can be opened under an ordinary user account (it does not require Administrator rights). The application is launched after clicking the
After starting the application, it is necessary to configure the settings once. To do this, click the
Settings button from the main menu.
Identifier field, enter the value that was generated when creating an account on the
viesapi.eu portal –
API Keys tab,
Identifier column. However, in the
Key field, enter the value that was generated when creating an account on the
viesapi.eu portal –
API Keys tab,
If the connection to the Internet is carried out using a proxy server, go to the
Proxy HTTP tab, select the
Connect via the proxy server option below and fill in the fields with the appropriate data.
Main menu description
The figure below shows the buttons available in the main program menu:
Load file – allows you to select a text file in the
CSV format. The line format of which is vatEU [, companyName], where:
vatEU– EU VAT number on the basis of which the entity’s verification will be carried out,
companyName– Company Name (optional)
In the case of a CSV file, the
vatEU field is required, and the
companyName field is an optional field and does not have to be present. The record may contain only the EU VAT number.
According to the CSV format, text fields must be enclosed in quotation marks and separated by a comma, e.g .: “PL7171642051”, “CompanyXYZ”
Delete selected – Deletes all selected rows.
Delete all – Deletes all loaded lines from the CSV file.
Start checking – the button starts the verification of all selected checks. The taxpayer’s VIES status can be verified for entities registered in one of the European Union Member States.
Save results – by pressing the button, you can save the results of checks to an XLS (Microsoft Excel) or text CSV file.
Settings – calls up the tab for entering the identifier and key.
Manage your account – pressing the button allows you to quickly go to the login page to the viesapi.eu portal.
Documentation – clicking on the link will redirect you to this documentation.
Contact – by pressing the button, you can automatically create an e-mail.
Checking the entities saved in the CSV file
In order to check the entities recorded in the CSV file, perform:
- Open the CSV file and load its content using the
- To perform the check, press the
A window will be displayed informing about the progression of the checking process:
As you can see in the above screenshot, the application is very fast, because it verified over 2,000 records in VIES in less than 20 minutes. Which gives a performance of 1.6 queries per second. However, you must know that application performance depends mostly on the availability and stability of the VIES system itself.
After the check is completed, selecting a specific row enables the preview in the right panel of the program (
The obtained results can be filtered by entering the search text in the field under the name of a given column or saved to an XLS (Microsoft Excel) or CSV text file by pressing the
Save results button.
You can also go to the
Account tab at any time, where you will find:
- Information about the active Plan.
- List of functionalities available in the current Plan.
- Statistics related to queries performed since the beginning of the month.