Litigations can be costly, not just in terms of money, but effort and time as well. What more when it requires an international service of process? At Process Service Network, we make everything a breeze to those who are in need of documents and testimonies from abroad. We have effectuated process services with many countries worldwide, especially those covered by the Hague Convention. We have excellent strategies in place, including assistance in getting court signatures, as well as gathering supporting information and documentation.
Introduction to the International Service of Process
A court may require international service of process, and when this happens, things can go from simple to complicated that quickly. It is never easy dealing with diplomatic channels, designated authorities, and consulates. If you are beating a deadline, it will take months to see the process effectuated when you do it on your own. With the Hague Convention introduced in 1965, obtaining documents from one country to another (as long as they are part of the treaty) takes about two to four months.
International Service of Process Services | What We Do
Below is a non-exhaustive list of services that Process Service Network provides for international service of process:
- Submit a Letter Rogatory to seek judicial assistance from a foreign court
- Ensure proper translation of Hague requests
- Track Hague Requests using foreign court systems
- Collect foreign discovery documents
- Give advice on anti-fishing policies as well as blocking statutes
- Provide linguistic support throughout the litigation process
- Arrange for videography and/or verbatim transcription
- Authenticate business and government records
- … and more!
The United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure enumerates the acceptable processes, methods, and means to serve foreign individuals. It is important to take note that the process service must be rendered in such a way that the defendant is given notice within a reasonable amount of time. As international service of process is in place, it is expected that the service must be compliant with the foreign country’s direction and completed without prejudice to the foreign country’s process laws. At Process Service Network, we make it a point that we comply with these rules accordingly.
Why Choose Process Service Network?
Process Service Network was founded in 1978 to meet the process serving needs of clients from Los Angeles. Back then, we offer low rates to our customers, but assure quality work at all times. In just three years, through word of mouth, we became recognized in the entire country as a leader in international service of process and investigations. Now, we continue to serve high-profile clients, including US government agencies, major law firms, and attorney generals, and all those who need to serve legal documents abroad. Our primary goal is to provide them the most reasonable rates while also ensuring that services are handled properly from the very start.
If you have more questions about the international service of process and how our process servers can help, do not hesitate to contact us today.