RCI handles international process serving by formal State Department Service as well as direct informal service of process in over 175 countries. Call us first to determine what the best course of action is for your particular case. We also provide legal translation in 150 languages.
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You can rely on RCI International Process Service to complete your international service anywhere in the world. We have been able to partner with affiliates who have the industry expertise and a network of professionals to help us get any job done! Our network of process servers, courts and judicial connections get your document delivered faster through certified methods that are accepted in courts worldwide. RCI can also provide language translation, if required on your case assignment.
If enforcement of a U.S. judgment or order in the foreign country is anticipated, initial and often subsequent service is critical. If service is found to be defective under the laws of the foreign country, it usually cannot be corrected and would affect subsequent enforcement.
There is more than one way to effect process service. Every country has its own legal requirements for the service of process. Some countries also have laws prohibiting private process service.
When service by a private server is not prohibited by the foreign country, and you are not planning to execute garnishment proceedings when judgment is rendered, quick personal service upon foreign defendants is always available, when allowed by that country.
RCI utilizes attorneys, judicial bailiffs, and private investigators, through trusted relationships which have been cultivated over many years.
The key to successfully serving by an agent is to ensure, whenever possible, that all applicable service requirements are complied with, especially a statutory requirement that the server be authorized to serve process in their location. Many U.S. statutes contain sections which specify how service is to be made outside the United States.
Be advised that regardless of the validity of service in the U.S. court, it is generally impossible to enforce a judgment in the foreign country of service if such judgment was obtained as a result of service by a private process server. If you plan to execute garnishment action in a foreign country, you are required to handle the service of process through the appropriate diplomatic channels with the convention treaty that the foreign country is a participant.
Our firm can assist you in determining whether service by a private agent is warranted in your case and if it can be done to avoid being quashed. Feel free to RCI to discuss any foreign assignment you may have to handle.