Latvia PROCESS SERVICE

Process service, also known as "service of process,” is the procedure employed to give an 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 tribunal. 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.

Latvia PROCESS SERVERs

Latvia 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 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

Documents are received in the Central Authority and forwarded to competent Bailiff of Latvia for the execution of the request.

In accordance with the Civil Procedure Law, documents can be served using:

  1. registered mail
  2. by registered mail with notification of receipt
  3. by ordinary mail
  4. by electronic mail
  5. The judicial documents may also be delivered to the workplace of the person. If the addressee is absent, the documents may be handed to the administration of the place of employment to be forwarded to the addressee.
  6. Documents may be handed to an adult person met at the address indicated for service.

Translation requirements

Translation is required if the addressee refuses to accept the document because the document is not prepared in the official language of Latvia (Latvian) or in a language that the addressee understands. In such a case the document is returned to the requesting State to be translated either into Latvian or any other language that the addressee has specified.

TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION

If the document cannot be served within one month from the receipt of the document in the Council of Sworn Bailiffs of Latvia or within the time limit provided for in the request, the Bailiff to which the request has been forwarded to has to inform the Council of Sworn Bailiffs of Latvia about this fact as well as about the reasons that have delayed the service of the document.

PROCEDURE

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 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.

SERVICE BY MAIL

Service by mail is possible only in states that have not objected to that method under Article 10(a) of the convention and if the jurisdiction where the court case takes place allows it under its applicable law.

Our Process

Documents can be faxed (800)-296-0115, emailed ps@undisputedlegal.com, mailed 590 Madison Avenue, 21 Floor, New York, New York 10022, or dropped off at any of our locations. We do require pre-payment and accept all major credit and debit cards. Once payment is processed your sales receipt is immediately emailed for your records. This option is only available for email or fax.

Drop-offs must call and make an appointment first to be added to building security to permit access to our office. Documents for service must be in a sealed envelope with payment in form of a money order or attorney check (WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH) payable to UNDISPUTED LEGAL INC.  All documents will be received by our receptionist.

OFFICE LOCATIONS

New York: (212) 203-8001 – 590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, New York 10022
Brooklyn: (347) 983-5436 – 300 Cadman Plaza West, 12th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Queens: (646) 357-3005 – 118-35 Queens Blvd, Suite 400, Forest Hills, New York 11375
Long Island: (516) 208-4577 – 626 RXR Plaza, 6th Floor, Uniondale, New York 11556
Westchester: (914) 414-0877 – 50 Main Street, 10th Floor, White Plains, New York 10606
Connecticut: (203) 489-2940 – 500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400, Greenwich, CT 06830
New Jersey: (201) 630-0114 - 101 Hudson Street, 21 Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302

What Should You Do Next?

Simply pick up the phone and call (212) 203-8001 or click the service you want to purchase.  Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you. We can handle all of your process service needs; no job is too small or too large!

Contact us for more information about our process serving agency. We are ready to provide service of process to all of our clients globally from our offices in New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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