Our Dominican Republic process server will handle your case promptly and efficiently.
Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in the Dominican Republic. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through our international network of private process servers, or by other appropriate process service methods, as allowed by law in the Dominican Republic (see below).
Why Choose Process Service Network?
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 Dominican Republic as well as a specific proposal for process service.
The Dominican Republic is not a signer of The Hague Service Convention. The formal method in the Dominican Republic is Letters Rogatory (see below).
Private process servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague 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 the Dominican Republic tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service sometimes may take several months but informal service is generally much 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.
Advantage: The time frame is generally shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in the Dominican Republic.
Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence or serving pleadings in countries which are not signers of the Hague Service Convention. They are a request from a court in the United States to a court in a foreign country requesting international judicial assistance related to service of process. This method is time consuming, cumbersome, and should be used only when other options are not available. The use of this method may result in habitual time delays of up to 1 year in the execution of requests. This method should only be used if no treaty is in force or if you are serving a Subpoena.
Advantage: In effect, creates a case in the country where the documents are served and makes judgment enforceable.
Disadvantage: Serious time delays and costs.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Spanish). 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. It is important that the Defendant understand the nature of the documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Letters Rogatory: $1500.00 (+ Embassy Fee of $2300.00)
Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)
*All fees are per defendant/address
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)