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Guide for applicants, Part 1: How to get a European patent

Acknowledgement of receipt
The EPO acknowledges receipt of subsequently filed items on the forms provided for this purpose and completed by the applicant (EPO Forms 1037 and 1038). In case of electronic filing using the EPO's Online filing software, an acknowledgement of receipt is generated immediately. 
OJ 2009, 182
OJ 2007, Special edition No. 3, A.3
OJ 2009, 182
For the possibility of obtaining an acknowledgement of receipt by fax see the second paragraph of point 111.