We are process service experts ready to serve Hong Kong as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Hong Kong process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Hong Kong process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Hong Kong process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2021’s fastest process service methods.
Our Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong (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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 80 nations globally since 1986
Details About International Service of Process to Hong Kong from the United States
In 1997, control of Hong Kong was transferred from the British to the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong is more peculiar about the contents of legal documents than anyplace else. Very close attention is paid to the diction of all legal documents to ensure that Hong Kong is never considered sovereign.
As an expert Hong Kong process service company for more than 30 years, we will go over the best options for process service in a free consultation based on your specific case. We also offer to rush your serve to Hong Kong through informal (non-Hague) methods. This generally takes 1-2 weeks to complete. Contact us for more details.
Here’s How Our Hong Kong Process Service Company Works
Hong Kong is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in Hong Kong. Documents to be served in accordance with this method currently require translation into Mandarin Chinese (a change from the previous requirement of English). The time frame can range from 2 to 3 months (recently longer in some cases due to the legal system transition).
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
Officially, Hong Kong forbids service by the informal method since they are a province of mainland China where such service is not allowed. However, our Hong Kong process server (an employee of the government) has legal permission to serve in Hong Kong. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 1-2 weeks.
Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” possibly not be enforceable in Hong Kong.
Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence in Hong Kong. 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 7 months to 1 year in the execution of requests. This method should only be used if you are serving a Subpoena or request for evidence.
The translation of service documents is required for formal service but optional for informal service.
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.