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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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List of competent authorities

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

The means they have to receive documents: The original documents together with Annex 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 and bank receipt should be sent by post. Copies may be sent in advance by fax and / or by e-mail.

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

The languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form are English or Maltese

Article 3 – Central body

Attorney General’s Office

The Palace

St George’s Square

Valletta VLT1190

Tel: (00356) 25683214 / (00356) 25683209 / (00356)  25683192 / (00356) 25683205

Fax: (00356) 21237281

Geographical areas of jurisdiction: Malta and Gozo

Means available for the receipt and communication, and language skills: English

Article 4 – Transmission of documents


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

Malta intends to derogate from Article 9(2) as this is not in line with the procedural law in Malta.

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


Article 11 – Costs of service

The costs referred to in Article 11(2) of this Regulation are of a fixed fee of €50 for every document that has to be served.

This fee must be paid prior service. The documents will be returned without processing if the notification request is not accompanied by a bank receipt after the aforementioned payment is made.  The payment of the fee is to be made by bank transfer payable to the person to whom the money are to be returned without processing. The payment of fees shall be made by bank transfer payable to the Office of the Attorney General with the following bank account details:

Bank Name: Central Bank of Malta

Account name: AG Office – Receipt of Service Documents

Account number: 40127EUR-CMG5-000-Y

IBAN: MT24MALT011000040127EURCMG5000Y

Swift Code: MALTMTMT

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Yes, we oppose.

Article 15 – Direct service

No opposition

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

It is not possible because proof of service is required. However if judgment is given against a person and such person has not been duly notified in advance by summons, such person may within three months from the judgment, request that the case be heard again.

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


Last update: 13/01/2017

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