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Payment of REACH registration fees: Include the invoice number and make only one payment per invoice


When paying your REACH registration fee, indicate the invoice number in the reference or free text field of your payment. This will allow REACH-IT to automatically identify your payment and confirm that your registration fee has been paid. Also, to avoid any delays in the processing of your registration, make only one payment per invoice.

Helsinki, 11 May 2018 – Indicating the invoice number (and only the invoice number) in your payment reference is very important – without it REACH-IT will not be able to allocate your payment to your invoice. If the invoice number is missing, ECHA will need to contact you in writing and confirm the receipt of your payment manually in REACH-IT. Only then can the Agency confirm the financial completeness of your registration. This can delay the registration process. In the worst-case scenario, if the relevant invoice number for your payment is not confirmed to ECHA, your registration will be rejected.

For REACH-IT to identify your payment, it is also important that you make only one payment per invoice.

Remember also that if you do not pay your full registration fee by the invoice deadline, your dossier will be rejected and you will need to make a new submission. In the case of rejections, ECHA cannot refund any fees paid.

For more information, have a look at our Q&A on how to pay ECHA’s invoice, and share the instructions with your accounting office or the person responsible for payments in your company.