All information concerning the applicable fees from January 1, 2024 for national STA requests can be found in the document below:

STA fees

Detailed guidance for National Scientific-Technical Advice (STA) requests  (page 13)

The fees apply to both initial and follow-up STA requests.

In general, the same fees apply for requests for simultaneous national scientific advice (SNSA) as for national type III STA requests (i.e. both for initial and follow-up SNSA requests).

In addition, the fee exemption for clinical trial related STA requests and the reduced fees for non-commercial applicants and SME's also apply to SNSA requests. 

The FAMHP uses the following invoicing method for national STA applications of types I, II and III and SNSA requests that are treated by the National Innovation Office and Scientific-Technical Advice Unit.

Applicants do not need to pay a fee when submitting the application for advice, but will  receive an invoice sent by the FAMHP’s Budget and Management Control Division following formal validation of the STA/SNSA request. Each payment should be accompanied by the structured reference on the invoice, so that the payment can be linked to the correct invoice, even if the payment is made by a third party. Without the structured reference, we will consider the invoice as unpaid.

About the procedure
1. The company receives a quarterly invoice for all national STA applications submitted during the previous quarter.
2. The invoice lists the references of the files.
3. The fact that the FAMHP does not work with Purchase Order (PO) numbers is not a valid reason for not paying an invoice.
4. You always receive the invoice at the invoicing address. Please state your email address for invoicing purposes in the "cover letter" when submitting the request for advice.
5. Have you already paid a fee for a recent request for advice? Send an email to refund@fagg-afmps.be(link sends email) to request a refund of the fee.
6. Any bank charges for payments from abroad cannot be charged to the FAMHP. These costs will be covered by the payer.
7. If the applicant withdraws a STA/SNSA application after validation of the application, the fee will still have to be paid.
8. If a formally submitted STA/SNSA application is declared invalid by the FAMHP at the end of the validation phase of the procedure, no fee will have to be paid by the applicant.


Last updated on 02/01/2024