The request must include:
Optional Information: The request may include any agreement or proposal by the parties regarding the
number of conciliators and the method of their appointment, and any other agreements concerning the dispute (Institution
Rule 3). An indication of the amount in dispute is also optional in ICSID cases.Number of Copies and Supporting Documents: ICSID requires one original and five hard copies of the request (including all annexes), and an additional hard copy for each opposing party identified in the request (Institution
Rule 4(1)). The request should also include the same number of electronic devices containing copies of the request and its annexes.Documents which are enclosed with the request and which are not in English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages. If the document is lengthy and relevant only in part, it is sufficient if only the relevant parts, which must be precisely specified, are translated (Administrative and Financial Regulation 30).Lodging Fee: A non-refundable fee, US$25,000 under the current
Schedule of Fees, must be paid on or before lodging the request. The fee is payable by the party filing the request or by both parties if the request is made jointly.The fee should be paid by wire transfer. Wire transfer instructions may be obtained by contacting the
ICSID Secretariat. A copy of the wire transfer order should be filed with the request.Where to Send: Please submit the request in hard copy and electronically to the following addresses.