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EU Electronic Application Forms




Human eSubmission
eCTD v3.2
eCTD EU M1 specification

Veterinary eSubmission
eSubmission expert group

eSubmission expert group documents


External Links



Common Repository


CESP Delivery

eSubmission Gateway & eSubmission Web Client

Delivery file UI

eSubmission Gateway

PAM submission form

PSUR Repository

Industry access

NCA access


eCTD v4.0

CESSP Dataset Module (AF)

Paediatric submissions





The word based application forms (AF) have been replaced by electronic application forms (eAF), with new possibilities like electronic data import/export, data population within the form, online access to standardised catalogue terms, built in business rule validation, and support for validation of form, etc. Implementation of mandatory use of the eAF is part of the HMA eSubmission roadmap.

The electronic forms and supporting technical documentation are available below.


Previous news can be found here.


Mandatory use of eAF v1.24.0.1

It is now mandatory to use the version of all four eAFs.

The term United Kingdom has been removed from the EU/EEA country grouping on 1st of January 2021 for selection in any version of the forms (in the fields where EU/EEA countries are listed).

Applicants are reminded that the version of the form should not be changed during an ongoing procedure.


Please note that applicants should use Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader DC for locking the forms. Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Pro DC should not be used for filling and locking the forms as this may cause issues when the locked forms are opened/viewed by the recipient who may be using Adobe Reader/Adobe Reader DC.

Currently accepted version of forms:

For the UK, as from 1.1.2021, EU Law applies only to the territory of Northern Ireland (NI) to the extent foreseen in the Protocol on Ireland/NI.

Version, available for use from 15th of December for procedures starting after 1st January 2021. Mandatory use from 16th of January 2021

Form Notice to Applicant Revision Electronic Forms version Release Notes version


Revision 13

MAA-Human Form1.24.0.1 (15-12-2020) New

MAA-H Release Notes (15-12-2020) New
Variation Revision February 2018 Variation Form (15-12-2020)  New Variation Release Notes (15-12-2020) New
Renewal Revision February 2018 Renewal Form (15-12-2020) New Renewal Release Notes (15-12-2020) New


Revision 8 MAA-Vet Form (15-12-2020) New MAA-Vet Release Notes (15-12-2020) New
Summary of eAF changes in current release     Summary of changes (15-12-2020) New

Guidance Documents



Q & A

Variation eAF v1.24.0.1 presentation on changes to users Presentation 15.12.2020 New
User Guidance Human & Vet Questions and Answers 01.03.2019
Variation eAF v1.24.0.0 presentation on changes (to applicants) Presentation26.10.2020
Variation eAF v1.24.0.0 presentation on changes (to NCAs) Presentation26.10.2020
eAF for industry Presentation
How to complete an eAF based on version 1.20 Presentation 15.11.2016

Multimedia webinars and training

eAF webinar with NCAs – initial MAA Multimedia webinar 10.11.2015
eAF webinar with NCAs – variation and renewal Multimedia webinar 25.11.2015
1st eAF training for industry Multimedia webinar 01.12.2015
2nd eAF training for industry Multimedia webinar 12.01.2016
How to complete an eAF based on version 1.20 Training video 15.11.2016
Using Referential and Organisation data in eAF Webinar presentation 28.11.2017
Using Referential and Organisation data in eAF Webinar PDF 29.06.2018

eAF Term Request process (Updated)

If you need to request a new substance in order to complete an eAF, please submit a request for substance insertion with the corresponding SmPC to the EMA Service Desk portal.
If you need to request a new term (e.g. pharmaceutical form or unit of measurement) or an update of an already existing term in order to complete the eAF, please submit a request through the Referential Management Services (RMS) of the SPOR portal providing as much supporting documentation as possible (e.g. name of the product concerned, SmPC, justification for the request, etc.). The ‘RMS Web User Manual’, which provides a step-by-step guide on how to submit change requests, can be found under the 'Documents' section of the RMS portal.

Please note that you need to be registered with SPOR prior to the submission of change requests. The ‘SPOR User Registration Manual’, which provides detailed information on how to register in SPOR, can be found under the 'Document' section of the RMS portal. The user guide for managing referential and organisation data in eAF is available here.

Technical Documents

The Data Exchange Standards and XML Schema Definitions published here are intended to allow software developers within other organisations to develop systems to process the electronic application form data and build equivalent systems, if required. The EMA will ensure that the latest versions of these documents are published here.

Current version of technical documents:

Version, available for use from 15th of December for procedures starting after 1st January 2021, Mandatory use from 16th of January 2021

Document Data Exchange Standard version 1.24.01 (effective from 15. 12. 2020) XML Schema Definition version (effective from 15.12.2020)
DES 3.0 Technical Guide DES 3.0 technical guide N/A
eAF DES change summary DES change summary 15.12.2020 New N/A
Human MAA DES DES MAA-Human 13.07.2018 MAA-Human XSD 28.09.2018
Variation DES DES Variation 15.09.2020 New

Variation XSD 15.09.2020 New

Renewal DES Renewal 13.07.2018 Renewal XSD 28.09.2018
Vet MAA DES DES MAA-Vet 13.07.2018 MAA-Vet XSD 28.09.2018
Common Dictionary XSD Schema N/A Common Dictionary 15.12.2020 New

For technical support, visit the EMA Service Desk portal:



Announcements End of Pilot announcement
  Mandatory use of the eAF
Regulatory information User testing of electronic application forms underway


As of 1.2.2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, EU law still applies to the UK during the transition period.


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