Question: 

What are the different forms of acknowledgement of receipt of an application?

Answer: 

The application is complete ‘R-Form’

Once your application has reached the Office and all requirements according to Art. 50 of Council Regulation 2100/94 are fulfilled, the Office sends an acknowledgement of receipt to the applicant or to the procedural representative giving the date of application and the file number of the application. Please read this form carefully because, even though an application date has been allocated, additional information may be required by the Office, when an ‘R-Form’ with remark(s) has been issued.

The application is not yet valid ‘No-Form’

A ‘No-form’ is issued and sent to the applicant (or to the procedural representative if appointed) when the application does not fulfil the requirements laid down in Art. 50 of Council Regulation 2100/94. All missing information is specified in such a ‘No-Form’. An application date will only be allocated when all deficiencies are remedied within one month from the date of issue of the ‘No-Form’.

The ‘C-Form’

A ‘C-form’ is issued and sent to the applicant when the application fees were received 15 days after the issuance of the ‘R-Form’. The Office informs of the updated application date given as a result of late payment. A ‘C-Form’ can also be sent to update the applicant on the file reception. If, for instance, all, none or part of the remedying information is sent in, the Office issues a C-Form, indicating either that all is now valid and complete or indicating what remains missing.