The system is operating normally.
Alternative means of filing with the International Bureau as receiving Office are listed below:
- Paper filing sent by fax and by mail
- Electronic filing on physical media prepared using PCT-SAFE software, sent by mail
- In some cases, using ePCT-Filing (see the ePCT homepage)
Please note that applications in PCT-EASY format are not accepted anymore.
The following postal address must be used for the filing of international applications via mail:
International Bureau of WIPO
PCT Receiving Office Section
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
For the purpose of hand-delivery of applications, the PCT Receiving Office Section is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. A letter box is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For receiving Office inquiries, please use the following numbers:
Telephone: (+41-22) 338 92 22 or (+41-22) 338 91 11 (WIPO switchboard)
Facsimile: (+41-22) 910 06 10 or (+41-22) 338 70 60 in case of transmission difficulties
For any technical questions, please contact the PCT eServices Help Desk.