Council Regulation 1896/2006 of 12 December 2006 creating a European order for payment procedure allows creditors to recover their uncontested civil and commercial claims according to a uniform procedure that operates on the basis of standard forms.
European order for payment is issued by courts with the exception of Hungary, where order for payment procedure falls under the competence of notaries (civil law notaries).
The procedure does not require presence before the court. The claimant only has to submit his application, after which the procedure will lead its own life. It does not require any further formalities or intervention on the part of the claimant.
The Regulation provides for seven standard forms which were replaced by Commission Regulation (EU) No 936/2012 of 4 October 2012.
For additional information, please go to our page on the European Payment Order.
You can complete these forms online by clicking one of the links below. If you have already started a form and saved a draft, you can upload it using the "Load draft" button.
As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer an EU Member State. However, under the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law shall apply to and in the United Kingdom during the transition period. The United Kingdom can be selected in forms until the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020.
The European e-Justice Portal now offers you the possibility to send forms to courts in certain Member States using a secure electronic channel. The forms that can be sent in this manner are marked with the icon.
To find out more about how you can submit your claim electronically, please click here.
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Last update : 10/05/2019