5.2.009The amounts of all fees that are due on entry into the European phase or thereafter are listed in the current version of the Rules relating to Fees (RFees) and the Schedule of fees and expenses of the EPO, which is published as a supplement to the Official Journal and can be found on the EPO website in the section "Fees".62 Guidance for the payment of fees and expenses is published in each issue of the Official Journal.
5.2.010All fees to be paid on entry into the European phase are to be paid to the EPO in euro. The bank account opened in the name of the EPO and information on the different options to make a valid payment, for instance via a deposit account held with the EPO, can be found on the EPO website.63
5.2.011Applicants having a deposit account may also make use of the automatic debiting procedure in respect of any fee that must be paid within the 31-month time limit and thereafter. If an automatic debit order is filed in due time, any fee which must be paid within the 31-month time limit will be debited on the last day of that time limit. Debit orders must be filed in an electronically processable format (XML), either using one of the accepted electronic means of filing (e.g. EPO Form 1200E in Online Filing 2.0) or via Central Fee Payment.64 This also applies to the filing or the revocation of an automatic debit order. More information on deposit accounts and the automatic debiting procedure can be found in the "Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and their annexes" that are published on a regular basis in a supplementary publication to the Official Journal.