Ukraine 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.
Ukraine PROCESS SERVERs
Ukraine 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
The procedure of execution of the requests for service of the documents is prescribed by the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine.
The Central Authority sends the request for service of the documents to the local Department of Justice for further transmission to the court at the place of residence of a person or the location of the legal entity and sets the term of its fulfillment.
If necessary, the measures to establish the place of person's residence or legal entity location are taken.
Formal Service (Art. 5(1))
The court summons the person in order to deliver the documents and such documents are received by the person during the court hearing. The recipient of the documents puts his/her signature on the certificate, his/her signature is certified by the signature of the judge, and also the court record is composed. The court forwards the comments to the local Department of Justice. Based on the information obtained from the court the local Department of Justice draws up the certificate about delivery of the Hague form. In case the service of the documents was not performed, the court states its reasons in the court record, then it is mentioned in the certificate and the documents are returned to the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine sends the second package of documents and the certificate about delivery to the requesting authority.
Informal Service (Art. 5(2))
The delivery of the documents to the person who accepts them voluntarily may be performed by the local Department of Justice.
It is necessary to note that all the documents, which are to be served, should be translated into Ukrainian. If the addressee is fluent in the language in which the documents to be served are written, the translation of documents to be served is not necessary.
Timeline for Execution
Two to three months after it is received by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
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.
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