The transmission method: Manual upload

Here you will find information on how to use the two invoice submission portals (ZRE and OZG-RE) to submit existing e-invoices created in the XRechnung standard. This is known as the upload method as it relies on uploading invoices created in external systems.

Manual upload

After signing into the federal invoice submission portals, you can upload e-invoices that you have created using an external system and submit them to your invoice recipient.

The web submission method and the upload method are recommended if you do not have your own software for creating e-invoices or do not need to submit large numbers of e-invoices.


Manual upload in the ZRE

In the ZRE, you can do this by clicking the button “Submit invoice” on the invoice dashboard.

Screenshot showing the invoicing dashboard of the ZRE portal. There are four options to choose from: 1. Submit invoice, 2. Create invoice, 3. View invoice status, 4. Continue entering invoice.

Illustration: Invoicing dashboard of the Federal Central Invoice Submission Portal (ZRE)

Manual upload in the OZG‑RE

In the OZG-RE, you can submit e-invoices created in XRechnung standard by clicking the “Start” button in the box titled “Submit externally created invoice”.

Screenshot showing the navigation dashboard of the OZG-RE portal. There are six options to choose from: 1. Create new invoice, 2. Submit externally created invoice (Upload), 3. Send externally created invoice via email, 4. Invoice status, 5. Large attachments management, 6. Start user management.

Illustration: Navigation dashboard of the OZG-RE portal

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Further information

Further details on the steps involved in transmitting e-invoices by manual upload can be found in the ZRE and OZG-RE operating guides, available in the library.