The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
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List of competent authorities
The central body responsible for the tasks provided for by Article 3(1) and (3) of the Regulation is the Federal Public Justice Service.
Federal Public Justice Service
Service d'Entraide judiciaire internationale en matière civile
Boulevard de Waterloo, 115
Telephone: 32.2 542.65.11
Fax: 32.2.542.70.06 / 32.2542.70.38
Languages: French, Dutch, English.
The standard request form and supporting documents must be in the language of the judicial district of the court of first instance to which the request is sent.
Transmission techniques accepted in Belgium:
Service public fédéral Justice(Service d'Entraide judiciaire internationale en matière civile)
Boulevard de Waterloo, 115; 1000 Bruxelles
Tel.: 32.2.542.65.11 Fax: 32.2.542.70.06 / 32.2.542.70.38
Belgium declares that, in relation with the other Member States, the Regulation prevails in matters within its scope over the following instruments:
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