4.4
Payment by credit card 

Credit card as a method of payment is available since 1 December 2017 (see OJ EPO 2017, A72). Payment by credit card must be made via the EPO's credit card fee payment service Central Fee Payment in Online services available on the EPO website (epo.org), using a credit card accepted by the EPO (American Express, Mastercard and Visa). Payment by credit card is deemed to have been made on the date on which the transaction is approved. The EPO bears any transaction-related charges. The requirements and arrangements for payments by credit card are set out in detail in the Notice from the EPO dated 23 September 2021 (see OJ EPO 2021, A73) 13 May 2020 (see OJ EPO 2020, A62).

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