European enforcement order forms

National information and online forms concerning Regulation No. 805/2004.

The Regulation 805/2004 applies between all Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark.

It dispenses, under certain conditions, with all intermediary measures in the Member State in which enforcement is sought that have been necessary so far for decisions delivered in another Member State in the verifiable absence of a dispute over the nature or extent of a debt. Those conditions mainly concern the service of documents in the case of judgments by default. Abolishing exequatur will enable creditors to obtain quick and efficient enforcement abroad without involving the courts in the Member State where enforcement is applied for in time-consuming and costly formalities.

The Regulation provides for six standard forms.

Submission of forms to competent authority

Completed forms should be sent to the relevant competent authority in a manner required by the authority. More information on the contact details for competent authorities, relevant national legislature etc. can be found in the European Judicial Atlas section. This page includes a search tool to find the competent authorities to which to send completed forms.

Additional information: European Enforcement 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 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer an EU Member State. However, in the field of civil justice, pending procedures and proceedings initiated before the end of the transition period will continue under EU law. Until the end of 2024, the United Kingdom can continue to be selected in online (dynamic) forms for the purpose of these proceedings and procedures. An exception to this rule are the Public documents forms, in which the UK should not be selected.

Please note that if you exceed 30 minutes of inactivity, all of your input will be lost unless you save a draft!

  • European enforcement order certificate - judgment
    • in English
  • European enforcement order certificate - court settlement
    • in English
  • European enforcement order certificate - authentic instrument
    • in English
  • Certificate of lack or limitation of enforceability
    • in English
  • European enforcement order replacement certificate following a challenge
    • in English
  • Application for rectification or withdrawal of the european enforcement order certificate
    • in English

If you already have a form saved, please use the "Load draft" button.

If you already have a form saved, please use the "Load draft" button.

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Last update : 25/03/2022