Welcome to Ancillary International, we are committed to providing the quickest, least expensive and most effective methods of international process service for Portugal. Ancillary has extensive experience with:
Call us today and an Ancillary International lawyer on staff will review your request at no charge. We will then suggest the most appropriate methods of service that apply to your case, including how to avoid process service costs, when you may use a special form of service by international mail or a private server, and ways you may be able to reduce process and translation costs.
Portugal is a member of Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, 20 UST361. This is the most well known service of process treaty, and includes most of the world’s industrialized countries.
Most Courts have determined that service outside the treaty procedures constitute invalid service. They have said “failure to use the treaty will have consequences.” Every treaty country can have different procedures. Each foreign country is allowed to make changes to the treaty that affects its sovereignty, such as which treaty provisions will be enforced and which will be prohibited, and whether translations will be required, and if so, into which languages. These reservations, declarations and notifications have the practical effect of allowing each foreign country to write its own treaty.
When you begin discovery in your lawsuit let Ancillary assist you in obtaining evidence abroad.
When evidence sought is in a foreign country, it is necessary to observe not only applicable state or federal rules, but also the laws and regulations of the foreign country where the evidence is located.