Our Antigua and Barbuda process server will serve your documents fast and efficiently.
Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Antigua & Barbuda. Depending on need, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or via our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in Antigua & Barbuda (see below).
Process Server One specializes in legal service in Antigua & Barbuda and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy in order to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We’ve developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world.
Process Server One is familiar with laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the world, we consistently monitor current events and service strategies. Our business relationships with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.
Antigua & Barbuda is a member state of The Hague Service Convention. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. The time frame can range from 2 to 3 months. This is the recommended method if attachment of assets abroad is anticipated.
Advantage: Enforcement of judgment in Antigua & Barbuda.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
Process Server One servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner like methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes longer. Customs and traditions in Antigua & Barbuda tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service sometimes may take several months but informal service is sometimes faster than the formal method. Many process servers we employ are off-duty police officers or government officials who can, in certain cases, exercise their official capacity to complete the service. Normal delays are usually reduced. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 2 weeks.
Advantage: The time frame is generally shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Antigua & Barbuda.
Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence or serving pleadings in countries which are not signers of the Hague Service Convention. They are a request from a court in the United States to a court in a foreign country requesting international judicial assistance related to service of process. This method is time consuming, cumbersome, and should be used only when other options are not available. The use of this method may result in habitual time delays of up to 1 year in the execution of requests. This method should only be used if no treaty is in force or if you are serving a Subpoena.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served. The U.S. State Department recommends translation, but it is not a requirement unless the formal method is used. It is possible, although rare, that a demurer could be filed based upon lack of understanding by the defendant as to the nature and meaning of un-translated documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)
*All fees are per defendant/address
Translation: Not required