Croatia Process Service
Process service, also known as "service of process,” is the procedure employed to give appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunals. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called "process") to the person to be served, process service is performed by a process server.
Croatia PROCESS SERVERs
Croatia process servers serve civil and commercial matters pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, which is a multilateral treaty adopted in Hague, Netherlands on November 15, 1965, by member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It came into existence to give litigants a reliable and efficient means of serving the documents on parties living, operating, or based in another country. The provisions of the convention apply to the service of process in civil and commercial matters but not criminal matters. Also, the Convention shall not apply if the address of the person to be served with the document is not known.
Method of Service
Article. 5(1)(a) Service
The methods of service are prescribed by Civil Procedure Act (Art. 133-149).
Documents shall be served by mail, or through a particular court officer or court employee, through the competent administrative body, a notary public, or directly by the court or electronic channels, according to the special law.
In the Republic of Croatia, the courts are responsible to serve documents on the addressees, not the Ministry of Justice as a central authority.
Documents should be accompanied by a translation into the Croatian language.
The Hague Service Convention established a more simplified means for parties to effect service in other contracting states. Under the convention, each contracting state is required to designate a central authority to accept incoming requests for service. A judicial officer who is competent to serve process in the state of origin is permitted to send a request for service directly to the central authority of the state where service is to be made. Upon receiving the request, the central authority in the receiving state arranges for service in a manner permitted within the receiving state, typically through a local court. Once service is effected, the central authority sends a certificate of service to the judicial officer who made the request.
TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION
Declaration in accordance with Article 5 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that documents served pursuant to Article 5, paragraph 1, should be accompanied by a translation into the Croatian language.
Declaration in accordance with Article 6 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that municipal courts according to residence, abode, and headquarters of the addressee of documents are competent for the completion of the certificate of reception of documents.
Declaration in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that is opposed to direct service of judicial documents upon persons within its territory through foreign diplomatic or consular agents unless the document is to be served upon a national of the State in which the document originates.
Declaration in accordance with Article 9 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that the documents served in accordance with Article 9 of the Convention are forwarded to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of service to parties.
Declaration in accordance with Article 10 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that it is opposed to the mode of service specified in Article 10 of the Convention.
Declaration in accordance with Article 15 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that Croatian courts may give a judgment if all the conditions set out in paragraph 2 of Article 15 of the Convention are fulfilled.
Declaration in accordance with Article 16 of the Convention:
The Republic of Croatia declares that applications for relief set out in Article 16 of the Convention will not be entertained if they are filed after the expiration of a period of one year following the date on which the judgment was given.
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