You have a complaint against
an EU institution or body?

Guide to complaints

You can submit a complaint to the European Ombudsman online, by post or by fax.

Submit your complaint online

Online complaints can be submitted in two easy steps:

1Check the criteriaGo through our checklist for making a complaint and make sure that the European Ombudsman can investigate your complaint
2Create an accountCreating an account will allow you to submit a complaint, to continue drafting a complaint you have not already submitted or to check the status of your complaint
Login or register

Make a complaint by letter

A complaint can be made by writing a letter to the European Ombudsman

If you write a letter to the European Ombudsman, please include:

  • Information about your complaint, including information about the EU institution that you are complaining against
  • Copies of relevant correspondence

Download the PDF version of the complaint form

Complaint form

Please note that there are some complaints we cannot deal with.
We advise you to go through the
Checklist for making a complaint section before sending your complaint.

Post the completed form to the European Ombudsman

Médiateur européen
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex


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