Fees payable to the European Medicines Agency

This content applies to human and veterinary medicines.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) charges fees for the services it provides. The rules relating to the Agency's fees are governed by the fee regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 297/95) and its implementing rules, as well as the pharmacovigilance fee regulation (Regulation (EU) No 658/2014).

The European Commission is currently revising EMA's fees system. For more information, see European Commission: Evaluation of EMA's fee system.

Fees for marketing authorisations

The Agency charges fees for applications for marketing authorisation, and for variations and other changes to marketing authorisations, as well as annual fees for authorised medicines.

Examples of current basic fees

Fee typeHuman medicinesVeterinary medicines
Marketing-authorisation application (single strength, one pharmaceutical form, one presentation)From €345,800From €173,00
Extension of marketing authorisation (level I)€103,800-
Type-II variation (major variation)€103,800-
Variations requiring assessment-From €8,600
Scientific adviceFrom €51,800 to €103,800From €17,000 to 51,800
Annual fee (level I)€123,900€41,500
Establishment of MRLs-€86,000

Fees are adjusted every year for inflation.

Fee reductions and incentives are available for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), designated orphan medicines, multiple applications on usage patent grounds and other classes of application.

Full details on all fees and fee reductions are available in the explanatory notes:

Fees for human pharmacovigilance

Pharmacovigilance activities conducted at EU level for human medicines are financed by fees paid by marketing-authorisation holders. For further information regarding Pharmacovigilance fees payable to the Agency, please visit the pharmacovigilance fees page.

Paying your fees

Information and guidance on invoicing, terms and conditions of payment and how to set up a customer account with the Agency can be found on our How to pay page.

Contacting the Agency about fees

For general queries on fees such as composition and types of fee, fee prices, fee codes, application numbers and procedures, submit the EMA fees query form.

Previously applicable rules


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