International fees (PCT)

Here you will find information on fees to be paid for international patent applications processed at the EPO as Receiving Office (RO), International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA). You can also learn more about the various means of payment accepted by the EPO and any applicable fee reductions.

Interactive fee schedule

Consult an overview of all fees in the interactive schedule.

Fee payment and refunds

Find out how to pay fees using Central Fee Payment and other methods.

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Fee reductions

For both international search and preliminary examination fees, nationals of some states may qualify for a reduction.

Warning: misleading requests for payment

Beware of approaches by firms claiming to register European patents and any requests for payment.

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Legal information

PCT table of fees

Fees for international applications (applicable as of 1 April 2023)

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Decisions and notices

Learn about the latest changes to international fees in the list of recent decisions and notices.

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