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When submitting an application under Article 39 of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003) for a certificate concerning a judgment in a matrimonial matter in Form D180, what supporting documentation is required?

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Published on LexisPSL on 23/07/2019

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  • When submitting an application under Article 39 of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003) for a certificate concerning a judgment in a matrimonial matter in Form D180, what supporting documentation is required?

When submitting an application under Article 39 of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003) for a certificate concerning a judgment in a matrimonial matter in Form D180, what supporting documentation is required?

Form D180 may be used in relation to the registration of orders under Article 39 of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning judgments in matrimonial matters (Brussels II bis). Article 39 of Brussels II bis is titled ‘Certificate concerning judgments in matrimonial matters and certificate concerning judgments on parental responsibility’, and states that:

‘The competent court or authority of a Member State of origin shall, at the request of any interested party, issue a certificate using the standard form set out in Annex I (judgments in matrimonial matters) or in Annex II (judgments on parental responsibility).’

Form D180 is the form set out at Annex I of Brussels II bis.

The relevant procedure within England and Wales is set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 31 and the corresponding FPR 2010, PD 31A. See also Q&A: When is Form D180 used?

Form D180 states that the documents referred to in Article 37(2) of Brussels II bis must be attached,

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