We are process service experts ready to serve Belgium as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Belgium process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Belgium process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Belgium process servers below.
Process Server One started serving legal documents more than 30 years ago. We’ve aided law firms and state and federal agencies, building close relationships with government officials including members of the U.S. Department of State. By continually serving legal documents abroad, we’ve built expertise with foreign process service laws. And today, Process Server One serves in more than 80 countries with rush service available everywhere.
With offices serving major regions around the world, we are well networked throughout every continent. Process Server One has Belgium process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Belgium process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2021’s fastest process service methods.
Our Belgium process servers keep clients up to date through Process Server One’s online portal, which makes it easy to request an update on any assignment in progress. For a small fee, our Belgium process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Belgium process service company gladly helps to track, trace, and locate missing people or businesses as it relates to process service. A skip trace can quickly reveal new information to get your case back in progress.
By tracking legal changes and current events, Process Server One’s Belgium process servers understand the best ways to expedite assignments and beat pressing deadlines. In addition to rush service, we offer to serve your legal paperwork informally (which can save months of time compared to formal service through the Hague Convention).
Note: Process service in Belgium (formal and informal) can vary greatly because customs and traditions lead to delays year-round. If you choose rush service, Process Server One’s private network of Belgium process servers and government officials may be able to minimize slowdowns despite the circumstances. Bring any specific questions to a free consultation with our experts.
What Makes Process Server One a Reliable Belgium Process Service Company?
- Fair and up-front pricing on every assignment. Every time. Without hidden fees.
- Service methods accepted by all courts worldwide.
- Licensed and registered international process servers with decades of experience.
- Rush service available to beat deadlines, serving over 180 nations globally since 1986.
Details on International Service of Process in Belgium
Belgium’s capital is also the capital of the legislative and administrative capital of the European Union. Hague Service Convention rules and regulations have been enforced since January 18, 1971. Due to Belgium’s high population of foreign residents in its capital city of Brussels, the Belgian Central Authority which oversees international process service normally experiences delays.
There are several methods of process service accepted in Belgium. Our experts of international process service to Belgium will explain the options available based on your specific case. Given Belgium’s high rate of bilingual residents, legal documents must be translated in the language spoken in the defendant’s “commune” (French) or “gemeenten” (Dutch) meaning city. This is necessary for the defendant to understand what’s being served and for the Belgian bailiff’s understanding of the case.
Belgium allows process service by mail and by a judicial officer in addition to process service through the Central Authority.
Request an immediate status update from our Belgium process servers at no additional charge. We stay up-to-date on the rules of international service of process through intelligence briefings provided directly from the United States Department of State. Our notes on the socio-political conditions in nations we serve are provided by the Central Intelligence Agency. Speed of service may take longer than usual in turbulent regions.
Warning: Many websites offer international service of process to Belgium at suspiciously low prices. Beware of scam services created by unlicensed companies, especially those offering contracts with unfair or nonexistent refund policies. Some companies offer only a single attempt at service and have no way to overcome common issues like address information that is not up-to-date. Process Server One is prepared for each of these scenarios and more. Contact our Belgium process servers with any questions today.
This information is not legal advice. Bring any specific questions to our Belgium process servers by calling 855-545-1303. Achieving an enforceable judgment depends on the method of service that you choose. Our Belgium process servers recommend taking time to carefully select the service method that is best to achieve your legal goals.
Specializing In Hard-To-Serve International Service of Process Assignments
To begin an international process service assignment to Belgium, we will need the following:
- PDF versions of service documents uploaded to our website (click here to begin)
- Your defendant’s name, an up-to-date address for service, your preferred speed and method of service (formal, informal, etc.)
Here’s How Our Belgium Process Service Company Works
Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations; Belgium is one of them. 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 1 to 3 months. Note: this is the recommended method if the attachment of assets in Belgium is anticipated.
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
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 Belgium tend to lead to a slower pace and peculiar rigid work habits. Service sometimes may take several months but informal service is generally faster than the formal method. Many process servers who we employ are off-duty police officers or other government officials who can, in certain cases, exercise their 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.
Note: Service on U.S. military personnel may be completed by a private process server.
Advantage: The time frame is generally shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Belgium.
Not available in Belgium.
BELGIUM requires that the documents be translated into FRENCH if formal methods are used. 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 demurrer 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: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)
Notary: not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details.
Copies: billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details.