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.