We are process service experts ready to serve China as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our China process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as China process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our China 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 China process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our China process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.

Our China 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 China process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our China 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 China 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 China (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 China 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 China 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 About International Service of Process in China

Given China’s vast population and bureaucratic Central Authority, process servers encounter more legal challenges in this nation than perhaps any other. Changes in the economy often lead to temporary or indefinite legal changes. An accurate, up-to-date, physical address is critical to successful process service anywhere in China. You must ensure that both:

  • the defendant can be located at the address provided, and
  • their address is properly represented

The Chinese Central Authority for the Hague Service Convention has recognized Process Server One as a leading preparer of Hague Service Requests because of our due diligence in adhering to their many specifications.

Translations into Chinese are mandatory for Hague Service Requests. Many languages are spoken in China, so it’s important that you know which is best for your defendant. Standard Chinese, also known as Mandarin, is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, but some regions have their own languages and dialects. Hong Kong and Macau do not speak Mandarin officially like the People’s Republic of China.

How to Obtain an Enforceable Judgment in China from the United States

China has recently shown a willingness to recognize and enforce foreign judgments, but the process can be complicated. Remember the following before attempting to serve legal papers on a defendant located in China.

  1. Skilled and reliable attorneys are hard to find and filter through, especially when there is a language barrier. Our company has 3 decades of experience vetting the top Chinese attorneys to benefit our clients.
  2. The time that it takes to complete process service requests initiated with The People’s Republic of China may vary significantly, but we’re always working to move your case forward (plus, status updates are available at all times through our website).
  3. All legal documents submitted to courts located in China must be translated to the official language used on-site.

Request an immediate status update from our China 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 China 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 China process servers with any questions today.

This information is not legal advice. Bring any specific questions to our China process servers by calling 855-545-1303. Achieving an enforceable judgment depends on the method of service that you choose. Our China 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 China, 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 China Process Service Company Works


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.


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.


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.


Service of process*

Formal: $900.00

Informal: Not available, except for non-judicial letter $1800.00

*All fees are per defendant/address

** Plus, a $200.00 government fee

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.

Special Messenger (Fed Ex, DHL, etc.): Billed at local rates if needed or requested.

Click here to submit an international process service request