Our Beijing 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 Beijing, China. We will serve your legal documents through the Hague Service Convention, as allowed by law in China (see below).
Process Server One specializes in legal service in Beijing, China 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 China as well as a specific proposal for process service.
China is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations. Service in China may only be made by this method. China considers any other method of service a violation of its sovereignty and will prosecute, both civilly and criminally, for any infringement. Service is 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 Mandarin Chinese. Since China has specific requirements for completion of the formal request, we prepare the USM-94 form, letters of transmittal, and all other required documents. The time frame can range from 3 to 5 months, typically 4 months.
Note: Service of subpoenas and discovery documents (request for production of evidence) is made pursuant to Letters Rogatory.
Service by private process servers is not currently available in China.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Mandarin Chinese). 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*
Formal: $900.00 + $200.00 governmental fee
Informal: Not available
**All fees are per defendant/address
** Plus, a $200.00 government fee
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)