Court fees concerning European Payment Order procedure

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Introduction

What fees are applicable?

How much will I pay?

What happens if I don’t pay the court fees in time?

How can I pay the court fees?

What shall I do after the payment?

Introduction

The procedural regulation governing the application of the European Payment Order procedure in Cyprus is the 2008 Procedural Regulation on the European Payment Order Procedure (7/2008), which entered into force on 12 June 2008.

What fees are applicable?

Article 25 of the above Procedural Regulation provides that the court fees due must not exceed the court fees charged for ordinary civil proceedings, according to the relevant scale , as set out in Form H of Annex VIII (provided below).

How much will I pay?

See the answer to question 2 above.

What happens if I don’t pay the court fees in time?

Your application for a European Payment Order will not be heard unless the court fees have been paid.

How can I pay the court fees?

Court fees can be paid through the Central Bank of Cyprus.

What shall I do after the payment?

Once the Central Bank has confirmed to the District Court that it has received the transfer with a credit note, the file is referred to the competent judge who, if the conditions are met, orders the execution of the European Payment Order.

ANNEX VIII

COURT FEES

Form H

Regulation 25(2) of the

2008 Procedural Regulation on the European Payment Order Procedure

Item

Stamp duty (EUR)

(a) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 100 but not EUR 500

17.00

(b) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 500 but not EUR 2 000

31.00

(c) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 2 000 but not EUR 10 000

48.00

(d) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 10 000 but not EUR 50 000

94.00

(e) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 50 000 but not EUR 100 000

154.00

(f) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 100 000 but not EUR 500 000f

256.00

(g) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 500 000 but not EUR 2 000 000

342.00

(h) Where the amount claimed or the value of the issue subject to litigation

exceeds EUR 2 000 000

427.00

If the amount claimed by the applicant increases after the action has been filed, the difference in fees shall be paid.

If the value of the issue subject to litigation increases because a counterclaim is filed, the difference in fees shall be paid by the defendant (counterclaimant).

Last update: 02/04/2020

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