When it comes to international litigation, things can get complicated. Not only are you dealing with international laws and foreign sovereigns, but the rules and regulations governing international service of process also differs vastly from rules applicable to domestic cases. The Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial & Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Hague Service Convention”) is a multilateral treaty. This treaty was adopted on November 15, 1965 by member nations of the Hague Convention on Private International Law (the “Convention”). This treaty created unified rules on several issues, including international service of process. Approximately 74 countries have ratified the Convention.

 

The Convention Explained

 

The Convention provides a streamlined way to effectuate service of process through the Central Authority of each signatory nation. Under Article II, each nation designates its Central Authority to receive documents for and effectuate service on its domestic subjects. When countries have no agreements or treaties like the Hague Service Convention, a common method for service of process is through diplomatic channels. Because this method usually involves agencies, like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of both countries to transmit the documents, it takes much longer.

 

Efforts of International Service

 

In order to have a more predictable time frame of effectuated service and reduce costs for serving through the Central Authority, many parties who bring international lawsuits against a foreign defendant try to do so via service by mail. In such a scenario, the plaintiff directly sends legal documents to the defendant by express delivery (such as DHL, UPS, or FedEx) or mail service.

 

Article 10(a) of the Convention states that it would not interfere with direct service by mail provided the state of destination does not object. Historically, there were two interpretations of Article 10(a):

 

  • The sending of judicial documents does not include service of process, and the only method of service allowed by the Convention is through the Central Authority. Whether or not the destination sovereign has objected, service by mail is prohibited; or
  • The sending of judicial documents does include service of process, and if the destination sovereign has not objected, service by mail is allowed. If the destination sovereign has objected, then it is prohibited.

 

As can be seen, international service of process can be complicated. More details on this case can be found in our second part of this series.

 

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Perhaps one of the less common tasks that an attorney needs to oversee, international service of process can be more complicated than serving a defendant domestically. For this reason, attorneys need to know what this involves and how to ensure international service of process is effectuated properly. Many issues can arise when serving a defendant internationally, including extended timelines, increased costs, and nuanced rules. Handling international service of process properly can be the difference between a successful case and one that is lost on a technicality. Below is some information all lawyers should know when filing suit against foreign defendants.

 

What is the Difference Between Domestic and International Service of Process?

 

When someone or an entity is served within the United States, service of process is done in compliance with state and federal rules of civil procedure. When it comes to international service, on the other hand, service must comply with the receiving country’s rules and laws regarding service of process. Generally, there are three ways to serve a defendant internationally:

 

  • The Hague Service Convention: In an effort to simplify how to serve a defendant in a foreign country, the Hague Service Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents (“Hague Service Convention”) was created. Under this international treaty, countries who agree to this method of international service — referred to as “signatories” — can pick and choose which articles they agree to for service. Under the Hague Service Convention, a central authority was created in each sovereign when it comes to international service requests through a streamlined process. Once everything is received, each country handles the rest of service internally.
  • Letters Rogatory: If a country chooses not to be a signatory to the Hague Service Convention, then the next option for formal international service of process is Letters Rogatory. This process is much more expensive and longer than the method allowed through the Hague Service Convention. This is because there is a lack of uniformity. Moreover, Letters Rogatory require that the service go through a formal request process. These requests are processed through diplomatic channels that ask the receiving country to complete the service. Consequently, the timeline and result is significantly dependent upon the political relationship between the two countries involved in service; and
  • Service via agent: If the plaintiff is not seeking to have a judgment enforced by a foreign government, then the informal method of service of service via agent is a viable option for international service of process. Service in this manner is principally intended for notification purposes instead of for the purpose of the receiving country’s court system enforcing a judgment on a defendant. Instead, the foreign courts expect service to be completed in the particular manner prescribed by the receiving country.

 

We Can Help You

 

It is critical for all attorneys to follow the proper procedures and translation mandates when serving a lawsuit internationally. If you need to serve a document internationally, contact Ancillary Legal today.

Courts in China, specifically in Hong Kong, have demonstrated its legal system’s continuing embrace of technology.

The city’s Court of First Instance — the highest court in Hong Kong that can hear a case at first instance with unlimited jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters — granted the plaintiff’s application for service of process through access to a data room. This is the first time, according to reports, that this novel method of service of process has been used in Hong Kong. The decision is a clear showing of the Chinese courts’ efforts to incorporate the use of technology in courtroom proceedings.

The Case

The underlying case had to do with misappropriations of funds. The act occurred through numerous bank accounts and the suit included 28 defendants. None of the defendants actively participated in the legal proceedings. The court granted service out of jurisdiction for 16 of the overseas defendants. Notably, certain court documents require personal service while others may use the method of ordinary service (by mail or leaving at the proper physical address). The Hong Kong court granted the plaintiff’s proposal to serve documents by access to a data room because of the numerous defendants and potential joinder of future defendants to the legal proceedings.

Permitted Service

The lower court in Hwang Joon gave the following directions to the serving party for service by access to a data room:

  • Creating an online data room containing all the relevant documents;
  • Providing a link to the data room to all intended recipients through a method previously approved by the court;
  • Providing an access code to the data room, as well as instructions on how to access the room in a separate email or post mail to the recipient(s).

An English court had previously allowed service by access to a data room in CMOC Sales & Marketing Ltd v Persons Unknown and 30 others [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm). The COMC case involved email scams as well as fraudulent transfers of monies.

Bottom Line

It is true that in recent years courts both in the United States and around the world have become more amenable to the use of technology in legal proceedings as well as service of process methods. The Hwang Joon court stressed, however, that the approach to technology use in service of process is not a “one size fits all.” Specifically, the court noted that the party seeking the method of service of process will need to establish that the chosen method is good and service will still be properly effectuated. While the Hwang Joon decisions are welcomed, these decisions remain the exception and not the rule of permitted methods of service of process.

The case is Hwang Joon Sang & another v Golden Electronics Inc. and Ors [2020] HKCFI 1084.

For more information, check out Service in Hong Kong.

Letters rogatory are the customary means of obtaining judicial assistance from overseas in the absence of a treaty or other agreement.  Letters rogatory are requests from courts in one country to the courts of another country requesting the performance of an act which, if done without the sanction of the foreign court, could constitute a violation of that country’s sovereignty. Letters rogatory may be used to effect service of process or to obtain evidence if permitted by the laws of the foreign country.

Execution of letters rogatory is expensive and can take over a year.  Ancillary can serve international process through letters rogatory when applicable, but if your judgment does not need to be enforced in the foreign country, there may be more cost-effective alternatives.  Submit a request for a free quote today or call us at (855) 233-3206 to speak with one of our international representatives about your case.

Before initiating the letters rogatory process, parties should determine whether the country where they are seeking to serve process or take evidence is a party to any multilateral treaties on judicial assistance.

The full list of countries we serve in is listed below.

International Process Service Countries

Process Service in Afghanistan

Process Service in Albania

Process Service in American Samoa (U.S.)

Process Service in Angola

Process Service in Antigua and Barbuda

Process Service in Argentina

Process Service in Aruba

Process Service in Austria

Process Service in Azores (Portugal)

Process Service in Bahrain

Process Service in Bangladesh

Process Service in Barbuda (UK)

Process Service in Belgium

Process Service in Benin

Process Service in Bhutan

Process Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Process Service in Brazil

Process Service in Brunei

Process Service in Burkina Faso

Process Service in Burundi

Process Service in Cameroon

Process Service in Canary Islands (Spain)

Process Service in Cartier Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Central African Republic

Process Service in Chad

Process Service in China

Process Service in Cocos (Australia)

Process Service in Comoros

Process Service in Cook Islands

Process Service in Costa Rica

Process Service in Croatia

Process Service in Cyprus

Process Service in Denmark

Process Service in Dominica

Process Service in East Timor

Process Service in Ecuador

Process Service in El Salvador

Process Service in England (UK)

Process Service in Eritrea

Process Service in Ethiopia

Process Service in Faroe Islands (Denmark)

Process Service in Finland

Process Service in French Glorioso Islands (Seychelles)

Process Service in French Polynesia (France)

Process Service in Georgia

Process Service in Ghana

Process Service in Great Britain

Process Service in Greenland (Denmark)

Process Service in Guadeloupe (France)

Process Service in Guatemala

Process Service in Guinea

Process Service in Guyana

Process Service in Holy See

Process Service in Hong Kong (China)

Process Service in Iceland

Process Service in Indonesia

Process Service in Iran

Process Service in Ireland

Process Service in Israel

Process Service in Ivory Coast

Process Service in Japan

Process Service in Jordan

Process Service in Kenya

Process Service in Korea South

Process Service in Kuwait

Process Service in Laos

Process Service in Lebanon

Process Service in Liberia

Process Service in Liechtenstein

Process Service in Luxembourg

Process Service in Macedonia

Process Service in Madeira (Portugal)

Process Service in Malaysia

Process Service in Mali

Process Service in Marshall Islands

Process Service in Mauritania

Process Service in McDonald Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Micronesia

Process Service in Monaco

Process Service in Montenegro

Process Service in Mozambique

Process Service in Nagorno-Karabakh

Process Service in Nauru

Process Service in Netherland Antilles (Netherlands)

Process Service in Nevis

Process Service in New Zealand

Process Service in Niger

Process Service in Norfolk Islands (UK)

Process Service in Northern Ireland (UK)

Process Service in Norway

Process Service in Pakistan

Process Service in Palestinian National Authority

Process Service in Papua New Guinea

Process Service in Persia (Iran)

Process Service in Philippines

Process Service in Poland

Process Service in Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Process Service in Reunion (UK)

Process Service in Russia

Process Service in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Process Service in Saint Helena (UK)

Process Service in Saint Lucia

Process Service in Saipan (U.S.)

Process Service in San Marino

Process Service in Saudi Arabia

Process Service in Senegal

Process Service in Seychelles

Process Service in Singapore

Process Service in Slovenia

Process Service in Somalia

Process Service in South Georgia (UK)

Process Service in South Osettia

Process Service in Sri Lanka

Process Service in St Maarten (Netherlands)

Process Service in St Pierre and Miquelon (France)

Process Service in Suriname

Process Service in Sweden

Process Service in Syria

Process Service in Tajikistan

Process Service in Thailand

Process Service in Tibet (China)

Process Service in Tinian (U.S.)

Process Service in Tonga

Process Service in Trinidad and Tobago

Process Service in Tunisia

Process Service in Turkmenistan

Process Service in Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands)

Process Service in Ukraine

Process Service in United Kingdom

Process Service in Uruguay

Process Service in Vanuatu

Process Service in Venezuela

Process Service in Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Process Service in Wallis and Futuna (France)

Process Service in Zambia

Process Service in Akrotiri (UK)

Process Service in Algeria

Process Service in Andorra

Process Service in Anguilla (UK)

Process Service in Antilles

Process Service in Armenia

Process Service in Australia

Process Service in Azerbaijan

Process Service in Bahamas

Process Service in Balearic Islands (Spain)

Process Service in Barbados (UK)

Process Service in Belarus

Process Service in Belize

Process Service in Bermuda (UK)

Process Service in Bolivia

Process Service in Botswana

Process Service in British Virgin Islands (UK)

Process Service in Bulgaria

Process Service in Burma

Process Service in Cambodia

Process Service in Canada

Process Service in Cape Verde

Process Service in Cayman Islands (UK)

Process Service in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

Process Service in Chile

Process Service in Christmas Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Colombia

Process Service in Congo

Process Service in Coral Sea Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Cote d’Ivoire

Process Service in Cuba

Process Service in Czech Republic

Process Service in Djibouti

Process Service in Dominican Republic

Process Service in Ecuador

Process Service in Egypt

Process Service in Ellice Islands (now known as Tuvalu)

Process Service in Equatorial Guinea

Process Service in Estonia

Process Service in Falkland Islands (UK)

Process Service in Fiji

Process Service in France

Process Service in French Guiana (France)

Process Service in Gabon

Process Service in Germany

Process Service in Gibraltar (UK)

Process Service in Greece

Process Service in Grenada

Process Service in Guam (U.S.)

Process Service in Guernsey (UK)

Process Service in Guinea-Bissau

Process Service in Haiti

Process Service in Honduras

Process Service in Hungary

Process Service in India

Process Service in Inner Mongolia (China)

Process Service in Iraq

Process Service in Isle of Man (UK)

Process Service in Italy

Process Service in Jamaica

Process Service in Jersey (UK)

Process Service in Kazakhstan

Process Service in Kiribati

Process Service in Kosovo

Process Service in Kyrgyzstan

Process Service in Latvia

Process Service in Lesotho

Process Service in Libya

Process Service in Lithuania

Process Service in Macau (China)

Process Service in Madagascar

Process Service in Malawi

Process Service in Maldives

Process Service in Malta

Process Service in Martinique (France)

Process Service in Mauritius

Process Service in Mexico

Process Service in Moldova

Process Service in Mongolia

Process Service in Morocco

Process Service in Myanmar (Burma)

Process Service in Namibia

Process Service in Nepal

Process Service in Netherlands

Process Service in New Caledonia (France)

Process Service in Nicaragua

Process Service in Nigeria

Process Service in Northern Cyprus

Process Service in Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.)

Process Service in Oman

Process Service in Palau

Process Service in Panama

Process Service in Paraguay

Process Service in Peru

Process Service in Pitcairn Islands (UK)

Process Service in Portugal

Process Service in Qatar

Process Service in Romania

Process Service in Rwanda

Process Service in Saint Barthelemy (France)

Process Service in Saint Kitts (St Christopher, UK)

Process Service in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Process Service in Samoa

Process Service in Sao Tome

Process Service in Scotland

Process Service in Serbia

Process Service in Sierra Leone

Process Service in Slovakia

Process Service in Solomon Islands

Process Service in South Africa

Process Service in South Korea

Process Service in Spain

Process Service in St Kitts & Nevis (UK)

Process Service in St Martin (France)

Process Service in Sudan

Process Service in Swaziland

Process Service in Switzerland

Process Service in Taiwan

Process Service in Tanzania

Process Service in The Gambia

Process Service in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Process Service in Togo

Process Service in Transnistria

Process Service in Tromelin Island

Process Service in Turkey

Process Service in Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)

Process Service in Uganda

Process Service in United Arab Emirates

Process Service in United States

Process Service in Uzbekistan

Process Service in Vatican City

Process Service in Vietnam

Process Service in Wales (UK)

Process Service in Yemen

Process Service in Zimbabwe

The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, the largest multilateral treaty governing service of process abroad, came into force for the United States on Feb. 10, 1969. The United States and 54 other countries are signatories to this convention.  The Hague Convention was established in 1965 in order to create an avenue for service of process without the need to bring consular or diplomatic channels into the equation. This reduces the amount of time it takes for process to be effectuated (generally 3-6 months).

Our team of experienced and dedicated legal specialists is here to help.

Ancillary has a dedicated Hague team to handle your case from start to finish.  Our team is lead by our staff attorney who reviews every service request received.

Submit a request for a free quote today or call us at (855) 233-3206 to speak with one of our international representatives about your case.

Ancillary can serve international process through the Hague Treaty, but for countries who are not members of the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, Ancillary can provide alternative methods of service.

The full list of countries we serve in is listed below.

 

International Process Service Countries

Process Service in Afghanistan

Process Service in Albania

Process Service in American Samoa (U.S.)

Process Service in Angola

Process Service in Antigua and Barbuda

Process Service in Argentina

Process Service in Aruba

Process Service in Austria

Process Service in Azores (Portugal)

Process Service in Bahrain

Process Service in Bangladesh

Process Service in Barbuda (UK)

Process Service in Belgium

Process Service in Benin

Process Service in Bhutan

Process Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Process Service in Brazil

Process Service in Brunei

Process Service in Burkina Faso

Process Service in Burundi

Process Service in Cameroon

Process Service in Canary Islands (Spain)

Process Service in Cartier Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Central African Republic

Process Service in Chad

Process Service in China

Process Service in Cocos (Australia)

Process Service in Comoros

Process Service in Cook Islands

Process Service in Costa Rica

Process Service in Croatia

Process Service in Cyprus

Process Service in Denmark

Process Service in Dominica

Process Service in East Timor

Process Service in Ecuador

Process Service in El Salvador

Process Service in England (UK)

Process Service in Eritrea

Process Service in Ethiopia

Process Service in Faroe Islands (Denmark)

Process Service in Finland

Process Service in French Glorioso Islands (Seychelles)

Process Service in French Polynesia (France)

Process Service in Georgia

Process Service in Ghana

Process Service in Great Britain

Process Service in Greenland (Denmark)

Process Service in Guadeloupe (France)

Process Service in Guatemala

Process Service in Guinea

Process Service in Guyana

Process Service in Holy See

Process Service in Hong Kong (China)

Process Service in Iceland

Process Service in Indonesia

Process Service in Iran

Process Service in Ireland

Process Service in Israel

Process Service in Ivory Coast

Process Service in Japan

Process Service in Jordan

Process Service in Kenya

Process Service in Korea South

Process Service in Kuwait

Process Service in Laos

Process Service in Lebanon

Process Service in Liberia

Process Service in Liechtenstein

Process Service in Luxembourg

Process Service in Macedonia

Process Service in Madeira (Portugal)

Process Service in Malaysia

Process Service in Mali

Process Service in Marshall Islands

Process Service in Mauritania

Process Service in McDonald Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Micronesia

Process Service in Monaco

Process Service in Montenegro

Process Service in Mozambique

Process Service in Nagorno-Karabakh

Process Service in Nauru

Process Service in Netherland Antilles (Netherlands)

Process Service in Nevis

Process Service in New Zealand

Process Service in Niger

Process Service in Norfolk Islands (UK)

Process Service in Northern Ireland (UK)

Process Service in Norway

Process Service in Pakistan

Process Service in Palestinian National Authority

Process Service in Papua New Guinea

Process Service in Persia (Iran)

Process Service in Philippines

Process Service in Poland

Process Service in Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Process Service in Reunion (UK)

Process Service in Russia

Process Service in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Process Service in Saint Helena (UK)

Process Service in Saint Lucia

Process Service in Saipan (U.S.)

Process Service in San Marino

Process Service in Saudi Arabia

Process Service in Senegal

Process Service in Seychelles

Process Service in Singapore

Process Service in Slovenia

Process Service in Somalia

Process Service in South Georgia (UK)

Process Service in South Osettia

Process Service in Sri Lanka

Process Service in St Maarten (Netherlands)

Process Service in St Pierre and Miquelon (France)

Process Service in Suriname

Process Service in Sweden

Process Service in Syria

Process Service in Tajikistan

Process Service in Thailand

Process Service in Tibet (China)

Process Service in Tinian (U.S.)

Process Service in Tonga

Process Service in Trinidad and Tobago

Process Service in Tunisia

Process Service in Turkmenistan

Process Service in Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands)

Process Service in Ukraine

Process Service in United Kingdom

Process Service in Uruguay

Process Service in Vanuatu

Process Service in Venezuela

Process Service in Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Process Service in Wallis and Futuna (France)

Process Service in Zambia

Process Service in Akrotiri (UK)

Process Service in Algeria

Process Service in Andorra

Process Service in Anguilla (UK)

Process Service in Antilles

Process Service in Armenia

Process Service in Australia

Process Service in Azerbaijan

Process Service in Bahamas

Process Service in Balearic Islands (Spain)

Process Service in Barbados (UK)

Process Service in Belarus

Process Service in Belize

Process Service in Bermuda (UK)

Process Service in Bolivia

Process Service in Botswana

Process Service in British Virgin Islands (UK)

Process Service in Bulgaria

Process Service in Burma

Process Service in Cambodia

Process Service in Canada

Process Service in Cape Verde

Process Service in Cayman Islands (UK)

Process Service in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

Process Service in Chile

Process Service in Christmas Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Colombia

Process Service in Congo

Process Service in Coral Sea Islands (Australia)

Process Service in Cote d’Ivoire

Process Service in Cuba

Process Service in Czech Republic

Process Service in Djibouti

Process Service in Dominican Republic

Process Service in Ecuador

Process Service in Egypt

Process Service in Ellice Islands (now known as Tuvalu)

Process Service in Equatorial Guinea

Process Service in Estonia

Process Service in Falkland Islands (UK)

Process Service in Fiji

Process Service in France

Process Service in French Guiana (France)

Process Service in Gabon

Process Service in Germany

Process Service in Gibraltar (UK)

Process Service in Greece

Process Service in Grenada

Process Service in Guam (U.S.)

Process Service in Guernsey (UK)

Process Service in Guinea-Bissau

Process Service in Haiti

Process Service in Honduras

Process Service in Hungary

Process Service in India

Process Service in Inner Mongolia (China)

Process Service in Iraq

Process Service in Isle of Man (UK)

Process Service in Italy

Process Service in Jamaica

Process Service in Jersey (UK)

Process Service in Kazakhstan

Process Service in Kiribati

Process Service in Kosovo

Process Service in Kyrgyzstan

Process Service in Latvia

Process Service in Lesotho

Process Service in Libya

Process Service in Lithuania

Process Service in Macau (China)

Process Service in Madagascar

Process Service in Malawi

Process Service in Maldives

Process Service in Malta

Process Service in Martinique (France)

Process Service in Mauritius

Process Service in Mexico

Process Service in Moldova

Process Service in Mongolia

Process Service in Morocco

Process Service in Myanmar (Burma)

Process Service in Namibia

Process Service in Nepal

Process Service in Netherlands

Process Service in New Caledonia (France)

Process Service in Nicaragua

Process Service in Nigeria

Process Service in Northern Cyprus

Process Service in Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.)

Process Service in Oman

Process Service in Palau

Process Service in Panama

Process Service in Paraguay

Process Service in Peru

Process Service in Pitcairn Islands (UK)

Process Service in Portugal

Process Service in Qatar

Process Service in Romania

Process Service in Rwanda

Process Service in Saint Barthelemy (France)

Process Service in Saint Kitts (St Christopher, UK)

Process Service in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Process Service in Samoa

Process Service in Sao Tome

Process Service in Scotland

Process Service in Serbia

Process Service in Sierra Leone

Process Service in Slovakia

Process Service in Solomon Islands

Process Service in South Africa

Process Service in South Korea

Process Service in Spain

Process Service in St Kitts & Nevis (UK)

Process Service in St Martin (France)

Process Service in Sudan

Process Service in Swaziland

Process Service in Switzerland

Process Service in Taiwan

Process Service in Tanzania

Process Service in The Gambia

Process Service in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Process Service in Togo

Process Service in Transnistria

Process Service in Tromelin Island

Process Service in Turkey

Process Service in Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)

Process Service in Uganda

Process Service in United Arab Emirates

Process Service in United States

Process Service in Uzbekistan

Process Service in Vatican City

Process Service in Vietnam

Process Service in Wales (UK)

Process Service in Yemen

Process Service in Zimbabwe

Looking for an International Process Server?

When a court case requires international service of process, things can get complicated quickly. Dealing with consulates, diplomatic channels, and designated authorities who handle this type of service can be a challenge. On top of that, it can take months to see process effectuated.

Ancillary Legal has a dedicated attorney-lead team that handles international service and discovery matters. Ancillary’s international department has served process in over 195 countries. We understand how this process works, know what rules and treaties apply, and work with exceptional agents abroad to simplify the process and ensure the service is legal.

Whether you are serving in South America or Central Asia, Ancillary understands proper service of process on a foreign defendant is absolutely necessary for purposes of litigating the matter in a U.S. court and also is required for the enforceability of a default judgment in the future.

The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, the largest multilateral treaty governing service of process abroad, came into force for the United States on Feb. 10, 1969. The United States and 54 other countries are signatories to this convention.

Below we outline some of the key information regarding this type of service.

Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico are the only South/Central American countries that are signatories to the Hague Service Convention. Thirteen countries are currently party to the Inter-American Convention, including Guatemala, Uruguay, Panama, and Peru. Several countries, including Mexico, are parties to both the Hague Convention and the Inter-American Convention.

Submit a request for a free quote today or call us at (855) 233-3206 to speak with one of our international representatives about your case.