Our Bahamas 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 the Bahamas. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in the Bahamas (see below).

Process Server One specializes in legal service in the Bahamas 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.

Why Choose Process Server One?

Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner

We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide

We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world

We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists

We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees

The following is a summary of the methods available for service in the Bahamas as well as a specific proposal for process service.

FORMAL SERVICE

The Bahamas 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. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language of the country where the documents will be served. The time frame can range from 3 to 5 months, although there have been some delays recently. Customs and traditions in some The Bahamas tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits, even among government officials such as Bailiffs.

Advantage: Enforceable judgment.

Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.

INFORMAL SERVICE

Private process 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 some The Bahamas tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service sometimes may take up to a month, but our Bahamas process server is always faster than the formal method. The Bahamas process servers who we employ is an off-duty police officers who can, in certain cases, exercise his official capacity to complete the service. Since we pay the process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the 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 the Bahamas.

Service by Publication

We also provide service by publication for defendants whose address is unknown.

RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $900.00**

Informal: $1400.00

Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)

*All fees are per defendant/address

** The Attorney General of The Bahamas will invoice you an unknown amount for service attempts after the service has been made. We do not have control over this action.

Translation: Not required