European enforcement order

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

General information

Regulation (EC) No 805/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 creating a European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims

The Regulation 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.

The European e-Justice Portal provides you with information concerning the application of the Regulation and a user-friendly tool for filling in the forms.

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Practice guide for the application of the Regulation on the European Enforcement Order PDF (1310 Kb) en

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