We are process service experts ready to serve Germany as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Germany process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Germany process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Germany 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 Germany process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Germany process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2021’s fastest process service methods.
Our Germany 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 Germany process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany (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 German 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 Germany 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.
Request an immediate status update from our Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany process servers with any questions today.
This information is not legal advice. Bring any specific questions to our Germany process servers by calling 855-545-1303. Achieving an enforceable judgment depends on the method of service that you choose. Our German 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 Germany , 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 Germany Process Service Company Works
Germany is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be effected between participating nations. Per this treaty, service in Germany may only be made by this method. Germany considers any other method of service a violation of its sovereignty and will prosecute, both civilly and criminally, for any infringement. Service may be made by formal service through the appropriate 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, German. The time frame typically ranges from 3 to 4 months due to bureaucratic procedures in Germany (recently 2-3 months).
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
Process Server One may serve documents in most countries. However, this method is NOT available in Germany. The German government can file a civil and criminal action against a foreign entity (including the attorney, plaintiff, and process server) that violates the provisions of the Hague Service Convention.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, German). We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Formal: $795.00 (includes court fees)
Letters Rogatory: $1475.00 (+ Embassy Fee of $2275.00)
*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.