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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

All ordinary courts of the Republic of Lithuania dealing with civil and commercial matters are competent to transmit documents to a foreign state in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 and the 1965 Hague Convention.

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

The body designated to receive requests from other Member States for the service of documents in accordance with Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 is the Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs.

Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Judicial and extra-judicial documents can be accepted by post and fax.

Article 2(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I

Lithuania accepts forms completed in Lithuanian and English.

Article 3 – Central body

The central body for carrying out the functions referred to in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 is the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.

Gedimino pr. 30, LT-01104 Vilnius, Lithuania

Tel.: +370 5 2662984;

Fax: +370 5 262 59 40, +370 5 2662854;

E-mail: rastine@tm.lt

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

The languages accepted by the Republic of Lithuania for completing the standard form set out in Annex I to the Regulation are Lithuanian and English.

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

Lithuanian legislation does not lay down specific time limits for the service of documents.

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

The languages accepted by the Republic of Lithuania for completing the standard form set out in Annex I to the Regulation are Lithuanian and English.

Article 11 – Costs of service

The Republic of Lithuania charges a fee of EUR 110 for the services referred to in Article 11(2)(a) of the Regulation.

This fee should be paid into the account of the receiving agency, the Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs.

Lithuanian Chamber of Bailiffs

Address: Konstitucijos pr. 15, Vilnius LT-09319, Lithuania

Bank: Luminor Bank AB, bank code 40100, SWIFT code AGBLLT2X, account number: LT92 4010 0424 0031 5815, Legal Entity Code 126198978.

Tel. +370 5 2750067, +370 5 2750068, e-mail: info@antstoliurumai.lt, http://www.anstoliurumai.lt

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

The Lithuanian authorities declare that they are opposed to the service of documents within its territory in the manner described in Article 13 unless the documents are to be served on a national of the state in which the documents originate.

Article 15 – Direct service

The Lithuanian authorities declare that the service of documents in the manner described in Article 15 is not permitted in Lithuania.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

The Lithuanian authorities declare that the Lithuanian courts may give judgment even if no certificate of service or delivery has been received if all the conditions laid down in Article 19(2) of the Regulation are met.

The Lithuanian authorities declare that applications for relief from the effects of the expiry of the time for appeal against a judgment, as referred to in Article 19(4) of the Regulation, will not be heard if they are filed more than one year after the date of the judgment.

Article 20 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 20(2)

Lithuania has not concluded any agreements or arrangements with other Member States to expedite further or simplify the transmission of documents, as referred to in Article 20(2).

Last update: 26/04/2019

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