Slovakia Process Service
Slovakia 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 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; a process server performs Slovakia process service.
Slovakia PROCESS SERVERs
Slovakia process servers serve civil and commercial matters pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, 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 convention's provisions 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 served with the document is unknown.
Method of Service
The courts are responsible for serving documents on the addressees.
Article 5(1)(a) Service
Service under Article 5(1)(a) is done either by the court summoning the addressee and handing over the documents or by postal service (a special form of delivery, so-called "service into own hands," with the possibility of alternative service by deposit, under the strict circumstances prescribed by law). Postal service is done only if a Slovak translation is attached to the documents or if it can be concluded that the addressee understands the document's language. In special cases, the court may use the court bailiff, police officer, municipality, or the Ministry of Justice to serve.
Article 5(2) Service
The court does informal delivery, which summons the addressee and informs him of the possibility of refusing service. If he accepts, the documents are handed over; if he does not, the request is returned without execution. Service by a particular method Article 5(1)(b) Service Service "into own hands" may be required (i.e. no other person but the addressee may receive the document).
For more information on service methods, see European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovakia.
The documents (except for judgments, summons to the hearing, and documents to be served „into own hands“) can be served electronically if the addressee requests this means and informs the court of his electronic address.
A translation into Slovak is required for service under Article 5(1)(a) unless it can be concluded that the addressee understands the document's language. Such presumption is applied to the nationals of the requesting State residing on the territory of Slovakia unless specifically pointed out by the requesting authority.
Specific agreement on language requirements exists only in relation to the Czech Republic. However, provisions concerning language requirements in bilateral treaties regulating judicial assistance might be applicable.
Timeline for Execution
Four (4) months.
The Hague Service Convention established a simpler means for parties to effect service in other contracting states. Under the convention, each contracting state must designate a central authority to accept incoming requests for service. A judicial officer 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.
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