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FINDING COMPETENT COURTS

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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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

The competent body is the district court (sąd rejonowy) in whose district service is to be effected.

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

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

Documents may be received by post only.

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

The form may be completed in Polish, English or German.

Article 3 – Central body

Ministry of Justice

Department for International Cooperation and European Law

Al. Ujazdowskie 11, 00 - 950 Warsaw

Tel./fax: +48 22 6280949 01

Languages: Polish, English and German.

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Languages that may be used for the completion of the form set out in Annex I: Polish, English and German.

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

There is no requirement in Polish law for serving documents within a particular period.

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

Languages that may be used for the completion of the form set out in Annex I: Polish, English and German.

Article 11 – Costs of service

No fees are charged in connection with serving documents.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Poland opposes service by diplomatic or consular agents within its territory, unless documents are to be served on nationals of the Member State in which the document originates.

Article 15 – Direct service

Poland opposes the method of service referred to in this Article within its territory.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

An application for relieving the defendant from the effects of the expiry of the appeal period, submitted after a year from the date on which the judgment was issued, will be considered only in exceptional cases.

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

Not applicable

Last update: 22/07/2019

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