Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility forms


Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000.


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

A judgment given in a Member State shall be recognised in the other Member States without any special procedure being required.

The Regulation provides for four standard forms.

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.

  • Certificate referred to in Article 39 concerning judgments in matrimonial matters
    • in English
  • Certificate referred to in Article 39 concerning judgments on parental responsibility
    • in English
  • Certificate referred to in Article 41(1) concerning judgments on rights of access
    • in English
  • Certificate referred to in Article 42(1) concerning the return of the child
    • 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 : 19/02/2019

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