China (Macao) 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.

China (Macao) PROCESS SERVERs

China (Macao) 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

Upon the receipt of a request for service, the Central Authority forwards the request to the competent authorities of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

According to the Civil Procedure Code, service can be made through means of registered letter with reception notice or of personal contact of a judicial officer with the addressee.

The service through means of personal contact of a judicial officer with the addressee is only used if the service through means of registered letter fails. The judicial officer delivers to the addressee the relevant documents. A certificate attesting that the documents have been delivered is signed by the addressee.

In certain cases, the attorney can request that service is performed by him. The attorney may declare that another person duly registered to render forensic services or another attorney (appointed by the same attorney) will serve the document.

Translation Requirements

According to the declaration made by the People’s Republic of China and the Civil Procedure Code of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the documents to be served in the Macao Special Administrative Region under Art. 5(1) shall be written in either Chinese or Portuguese, or be accompanied by a translation in either Chinese or Portuguese.

Timeline for Execution

3 to 4 months.

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 location. 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.

What Should You Do Next?

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