Process Server in Mexico
Process Service Network serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Mexico. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in Mexico (see below).
Process Service Network specializes in legal service in Mexico and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy and red tape to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We have been in business since 1978 and have developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world. The founder and CEO of Process Service Network was a Political Science major in college with a focus on international relations and is actively involved in a worldwide organization through which he has developed business and personal relationships in over 80 nations worldwide. He is also an International Circle member of the World Affairs Council and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Unlike some of our competitors who claim to be experts, we actually are familiar
with the laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents
are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the
world, we stay on top of current events and service strategies. Our personal
relationships and close dealings with the judicial authorities in the U.S.
Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding
of their procedures and requirements.
The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Mexico as well as a specific proposal for process service.
Mexico has recently changed its policy (without proper notification) regarding formal service of process. Mexico now requires formal service by Letters Rogatory in addition to the formal service request through the Hague Service Convention. Letters Rogatory is a request from the local Court seeking judicial assistance of the Courts of the jurisdiction where the documents are to be served. Although it is a very cumbersome and time consuming procedure, it is currently required by the Mexican government. We will handle everything for you.
It is important to note that Mexico currently attempts to place various roadblocks to delay service upon their citizens and business entities. We stay on top of the latest developments to insure that all current requirements are met. However, if Mexico imposes future additional requirements after the service assignment has been received by them, additional charges will be required to satisfy their demands. Note: This is the only Hague Service Convention nation which continually violates the provisions of the treaty and attempts to violate their obligations under the treaty.
Upon receipt of
your assignment, we will prepare Letters Rogatory and return them to you for
issuance by the Clerk of your local Court. You will return them to us and
we will arrange for translation, as well as translation of the service
documents. Again, documents to be served in accordance with
this method must be translated into the official language,
Spanish. The Service will be completed via the
Central Authority, which itself arranges for service by methods
prescribed in Mexico. The time frame can range from 3 to 5 months (recently 3 months).
This is the only
recognized method of service in Mexico.
This is the only recognized method of service in Mexico.
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We provide formal declarations on the status of service upon request, as
required by your court, at no additional charge.
We subscribe to the U.S. Department of State weekly up-dates on
international service of process and the Central Intelligence Agency briefings
on social conditions abroad and monitor
problems in nations that might affect the completion of the service. Estimated
time for completion of service is subject to change depending on current
of companies that quote suspiciously low rates. They often come back later with an excuse for an additional
charge. Our rates are firm for one
address quoted. Other companies are
actually brokerage firms or website developers, not process service agencies,
who farm out assignments to companies that are not knowledgeable or qualified on
international service of process.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is provided for general information only and may not be accurate at the time of service in a particular case or country. Questions involving specific services should be directed to our office. Care should be exercised in choosing the method of service (formal/informal) if eventual enforcement of a U.S. judgment is anticipated in the country where the documents are to be served. No legal advice is intended in the statements contained herein. Assignments for international service of process are accepted on the basis that the assigning law firm has researched all applicable laws. Process Service Network and its agents assume no liability for its actions in the course of any phase of the service of process assignment.