Our China process server will handle everything for you efficiently and timely with cost effective results pursuant to the Hague Service Convention.

Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in 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 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, including process service in China

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. China process server knows exactly what is required.

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

FORMAL SERVICE

China is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations. Process service in China may only be made by this method as process service in China is not permitted by private party. 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 for you. Please keep in mind that service must be made pursuant to the Hague Service Convention and our China process server cannot handle the service directly. The time frame can range from 3 to 6 months, typically 5 months, but sometimes longer.

NOTE: Pleadings cannot contain the words “Taiwan” or “R.O.C.” Call us for more information.

Note: Service of subpoenas and discovery documents (request for production of evidence) is made pursuant to Letters Rogatory (Letter of Request).

Our China process server handles that cumbersome process for you.

INFORMAL SERVICE

Service by private China process server is not currently available in China and is prohibited by Chinese law. All forms of service by mail are strictly prohibited and punishable by civil and criminal penalties. The exception is a non-judicial letter, which does not include a demand for payment, and that letter can be delivered by private process server.

TRANSLATIONS

China requires that the documents to be translated into the official language (in this case, Mandarin Chinese). The Hague Service Convention also requires translation. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.

RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $900.00

Informal: Not available, except for non-judicial letter

*All fees are per defendant/address

** Plus, a $200.00 government fee

Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)