Acknowledgement of receipt
Receipt of documents filed online using the EPO Online Filing software is acknowledged electronically during the submission session. If you file on electronic data carriers admitted by the EPO, receipt is acknowledged by post. 
Receipt of documents filed via the EPO case management system (CMS) is acknowledged electronically by the EPO via an acknowledgement of receipt in the CMS. 
Receipt of documents filed via the EPO web-form filing service is acknowledged electronically via an acknowledgment of receipt on the website once the files have been transferred. You can also request to have acknowledgement of receipt sent to you by email. 
If you file your application on paper, the authority with which you file it acknowledges receipt without delay by sending you page 9 of the request for grant, on which it notes the date it received the application documents and the number of the application. 
On request, for paper filings, the EPO will also issue a fax acknowledgement that it has received your documents, provided that: 
you enclose the request for fax acknowledgement with your documents 
you indicate the fax number to which the acknowledgement is to be sent, and 
you provide evidence of payment of the prescribed administrative fee (see Annex VII) or enclose a debit order (only in case of acknowledgement by fax).
Points 5.1.2, 5.1.3 ADA 

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