Maintenance obligations forms


Council Regulation 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 relating to maintenance obligations aims at ensuring the effective and swift recovery of maintenance.


It provides for nine standard forms which should facilitate the communication between Central Authorities and make possible to submit applications electronically.

The Regulation applies between all Member States of the European Union including the United Kingdom (Commission Decision 2009/451/EC of 8 June 2009).

Denmark confirmed its intention to implement the content of the Regulation, to the extent that the Regulation amends Regulation (EC) N° 44/2001, by means of a declaration based on a parallel agreement concluded with the European Community.

Denmark and the United Kingdom are not bound by the 2007 Hague Protocol.

Aside from the nine standard forms an additional, non-compulsory standard form on the statement of maintenance arrears was developed by the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters. The aim of this additional form is to facilitate the practical implementation of the Maintenance Regulation, and the effective exercise of citizens’ rights throughout the EU.

Nine standard forms

You can complete these forms online by clicking one of the links below.

  • ANNEX I - Extract from a decision/court settlement in matters relating to maintenance obligations not subject to proceedings for recognition or a declaration of enforceability
    • in English
  • ANNEX II - Extract from a decision/court settlement in matters relating to maintenance obligations subject to proceedings for recognition and a declaration of enforceability
    • in English
  • ANNEX III -Extract from an authentic instrument in matters relating to maintenance obligations not subject to proceedings for recognition or a declaration of enforceability
    • in English
  • ANNEX IV - Extract from an authentic instrument in matters relating to maintenance obligations subject to proceedings for recognition and a declaration of enforceability
    • in English
  • ANNEX V - Request for specific measures
    • in English
  • ANNEX VI - Application form with a view to the recognition, declaration of enforceability or enforcement of a decision in matters relating to maintenance obligations
    • in English
  • ANNEX VII - Application form to obtain or have modified a decision in matters relating to maintenance obligations
    • in English
  • ANNEX VIII - Acknowledgement of receipt of an application
    • in English
  • ANNEX IX - Notification of refusal or of decision no longer to process an application
    • in English

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Last update : 19/02/2019

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