You must apply for the deferment of payment and the corresponding authorisation of the total security in writing: Go to the website of the German customs and call up the "Application for approval of a current deferment of payment" (Form 0580) from there. You can fill out the form directly on your computer. Print out the completed application and attach all the necessary documents. Submit the form to the relevant main customs office. Your application will be checked there. There are a total of 7 main customs offices nationwide. Which one is responsible for your application depends on where your company is based and which local main customs office is responsible. You can find an overview of the responsible main customs offices on the customs website and in the leaflet "Current deferment of payment". The main customs office will send you a written decision. If you are granted deferment of payment, you will receive the number of deferment passes you requested. You only need to present these when clearing customs outside the ATLAS customs clearance system. You can then use the deferral for your individual imports of goods. In the IT procedure ATLAS (Automated Tariff and Local Customs Clearance System), you enter the corresponding key in the "General logon data" logon screen. You must authenticate yourself via a deferral participant ID number ("Deferral BIN"). In addition to the deferral (deferral account), you must specify the payment type "E" for electronic deferral in ATLAS. Alternatively, you can apply for the current deferment of payment separately in the Single Administrative Document (box 48) or on a special sheet (deferment application) at customs clearance. The customs office checks whether the deferment application has been signed by a person whose name and specimen signature appear on the reverse of the deferment certificate. A deferment certificate is issued for each duty notice. You will receive the first one, the second one is intended for the Federal Treasury Trier.