About Our Project

Our institution, the Court of Appeal Galați, is a promoter of digitalization in the judiciary.

We have made ourselves known through several projects, including:

  • We are the first court of appeal to implement the electronic communication system for procedural documents and the electronic file in its entire constituency, which includes the 14 courts in the counties of Galați, Brăila and Vrancea
  • We have operationalized the online scheduling platform for court registries, archives and public relations centers.
  • We have created the document processing robot that uses artificial intelligence and currently processes and uploads to the internal applications approximately 1 million documents daily across the country
  • We have launched the Historia project , through which we offer lawyers, researchers and the general public free and direct access to historical documents regarding the courts from Galați county, extracted and digitized from the National Archives
  • We have signed electronic communication agreements with almost all public authorities and institutions that have a high volume of activity in the courtroom.
  • We have fully implemented, in all courtrooms and courts, the technical means and procedures for videoconference participation in civil and criminal hearings.

For most services provided by the courts (filing a new case, submitting certain documents in existing cases, issuance of certified copies of court decisions, issuance of court case certificates, issuance of copies of the operative part of decisions, etc.), the applicant owes a court fee, which is paid in the account of the administrative-territorial unit (mayor’s office) in which the natural person has his domicile or residence or, as the case may be, in which the legal person has its registered office, according to art. 40 para. (1) of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 80/2013 regarding the court fees.

We want to digitize these services and make it easier for the public, lawyers and legal advisers to access them.

As a result, it is necessary for the parties to the case, legal professionals and all interested parties to be able to easily make the online payment, by bank card, of the court fees, and this payment should be made together with the application to the court, in a fast and integrated way, just like when we buy products in the e-commerce and immediately pay the price of the purchased goods.

Moreover, we are convinced that citizens would benefit if the online payment of taxes, integrated into the workflow, were implemented by all authorities and public institutions in Romania, not only by the courts.

Everything we do, we do “proudly for Romania”.

Proudly for Romania

The portal created by the Court of Appeal Galați is a single electronic point of request for services for the 14 courts in its constituency. Therefore, you will no longer need to go to the court office to file the application or to the post office or the town hall office to pay the court fee.

We have signed an Interconnection Agreement between our portal and the National Electronic System for Online Payment of Taxes (SNEP), which operates the website ghiseul.ro.

Within this project, a programmatic interface (API) has been developed for integrating the online payment of court fees with our portal.

In order to give you a smooth experience, but also to avoid using the same proof of payment of the court fees for different requests, the payment is fully integrated in the steps of the online service – by redirecting between our portal, ghiseul.ro and back – similar to the online payment mechanism in private e-commerce.

The programmatic interface (API) can be easily extended to allow the integrated online payment of any type of tax or fee for any authority and public institution in Romania.

  • Single electronic point of access to services for all 14 courts in the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal of Galati (First Instance Court Însurăței is not active and does not appear in our portal)
  • Work in maximum safety. The e-mail sent to the court with your request and the attached documents will also be sent to your e-mail address as proof of dispatch.
  • Work in comfort. No going to court to file applications, request or submit documents
  • No going to the post office or the town hall to pay the court fee
  • Simple and easy. No longer have to work with scanned proofs of payment of court fees or PDF files with electronic payment orders. The payment process is fully integrated into the workflow, just like in private e-commerce
  • You pay nothing extra, no commission. Transaction fees are paid by the beneficiary institutions, not by you
  • No longer possible to use the same proof of payment of a court fee for different requests
  • We are paving the way for the rapid digitisation and integrated online payment of services provided by all public authorities and institutions in Romania.
Ours is a pilot project and we want to extend it to the other courts and to other public authorities and institutions in the country.

The programmatic interface (API) to connect to SNEP – ghiseul.ro is secure, easy to use, based on industry standards (HTTP GET and POST requests) and is very easy to adapt for any tax, duty or payment required in relation to any authority and public institution in Romania.

The general scheme with the interconnection between the two electronic systems (our portal and SNEP – ghiseul.ro) is as follows:

Interconnection scheme cagl.ro - SNEP (ghiseul.ro)

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