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How to get DUNS number for free




The  DUNS number is a  9 digit unique  number assigned by the D&B  (DUN and Bradstreet) which is  a private company. In this blog, we have explained “How to get DUNS number  for free.

Why  DUNS number  ?

DUNS number for drug establishment registration -Having a  DUNS number is a mandatory requirement for  drug establishment  registration.

DUNS number for food facilities and  food importer – In the preamble to the final rule, FDA stated that it anticipated issuing guidance specifying those UFI(s) that we recognize as acceptable and that the FDA expects to recognize DUNS numbers as acceptable UFI.  During the 2020 food facility registration renewal, a DUNS number is required to complete the biennial registration.

How much it costs for the  DUNS number ?

When you search over the internet,  you may find  several companies offering assistance for the DUNS number and asking for the money. However, DUNS number for FDA purpose can be obtained free of charge.  It will cost $ 0 to get the DUNS number.

How to get DUNS number for free

Even when you contact  your local D&B offie they may say that DUNS number is chargeable , however  make you sure you explain them  DUNS number is required for FDA compliance purpose  which is free and you are not looking for any kind of  credit rating.

Where to apply for DUNS number ?

To obtain a DUNS number   by contacting D&B by phone at 866-705-5711, via email at [email protected], by visiting D&B’s Website

A  DUNS number can be also obtained through  the below listed website   fdadunslookup.com or fedgov.dnb.com

If you are  applying for a DUNS number through the  D&B website ,  select your country  and you will  redirected to local D&B website.


How much time it will take to get DUNS number

It usually requires 30 days to provide a  DUNS  number upon receiving a completed request. For businesses that are willing to pay a fee of about $250, Dun & Bradstreet is able to provide a number within 5 days .

How to search  existing DUNS number and update D&B records.

You can search your DUNS number at  fdadunslookup.com and update the company information in D&B records.

FDAbasics can help you to get your DUNS number free of charge, contact us for more information.


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