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FINDING COMPETENT COURTS

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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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

The Slovak authorities accept written requests for service of documents, in paper form.

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

Under Article 2(4), the Slovak Republic will accept Czech and English, as well as Slovak, for the completion of forms.

Article 3 – Central body

The Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic

International Private Law Division (Odbor medzinárodného práva súkromného)

Župné nám. 13

813 11 Bratislava

Slovak Republic

Tel.: (421) 2 888 91 258

Fax: (421) 2 888 91 604

E-mail: civil.inter.coop@justice.sk

Languages: Slovak, Czech, English, French, German.

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Under Article 4, the Slovak Republic will accept Czech and English, as well as Slovak, for the completion of forms.

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

The Slovak Republic has nothing to communicate regarding Articles 8(3) and 9(2), as Slovak law does not require certain documents to be served within a particular period as foreseen by these articles.

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

Under Article 10, the Slovak Republic will accept Czech and English, as well as Slovak, for the completion of forms.

Article 11 – Costs of service

Documents are served principally by the court that has received the request. However, under certain circumstances a court may entrust a judicial officer with serving documents. If the officer entrusted by the court is a bailiff (súdny exekútor), service is subject to a fixed fee of EUR 6.64 for each document served.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

The Slovak Republic opposes the service of court documents by diplomatic or consular agents, unless the documents are to be served on nationals of the Member State in which the documents originate.

Article 15 – Direct service

Slovak law does not allow court documents to be served directly from abroad on persons interested in a judicial proceeding through judicial officers, officials or other competent persons in the Slovak Republic.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

In accordance with Article 19(2), the Slovak Republic declares that, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 19(1), a judge may give judgment even if no certificate of service or delivery has been received, if all the conditions laid down in this provision are fulfilled.

Last update: 07/11/2018

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