Direct Informal Foreign Service Requests for process serving outside of the United States is available in many countries and is strictly prohibited in others either by Hague or Inter-American Convention Treaties or by the actual laws of the countries themselves.
Direct Informal Service Requests are usually preferred, when availability through diplomatic channels of process service is impractical due to the length of time required to obtain service through such channels, and when you are NOT planning to levy upon assets inside of the country in question after judgment has been granted. It is used to expedite the case and can be achieved by sending one of our agents to the country in question to serve the Defendant or by RCI utilizing third party process servers inside the country where service is required. In some cases, the cost may actually be very close to the diplomatic channels option of serving process. If the need arises, feel free to call our office to discuss your clients’ particular case to determine if this alternative option could be available.