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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

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Status: In this content, we have included all amendments made by EU exit-related instruments up to end September 2020. There will be more amendments to be made later this year, further to the September QCP.

Article 2 Format of the application

  1. (1)

    The application for recognition shall be submitted in the official language or one of the official languages of the Member State of reference, unless otherwise indicated in the Annex. The documents referred to in point 8 of the Annex shall be submitted in a language customary in the sphere of international finance or in the official language or one of the official languages of the Member State of reference.

  2. (2)

    The application for recognition shall be submitted by electronic means or, if accepted by the relevant competent authority, in paper form. Those electronic means shall ensure that completeness, integrity and confidentiality of the information are maintained during the transmission. The applicant shall ensure that each submitted document clearly identifies to which specific requirement of this Regulation it refers.