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 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 2022, 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.

  • 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 : 06/10/2020

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