Our India 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 India. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in India (see below).

Process Server One specializes in process service in India and has process servers in every area of the country, including Mumbai and New Delhi. Process Server One 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 Serve 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

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 India as well as a specific proposal for process service.

FORMAL SERVICE

Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations; India is one of them. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. Since India only recently became a signer of the Convention, and due to bureaucratic procedures, the time frame for completion of formal service typically ranges from 4 to 6 months. Additionally, India has recently imposed a requirement (in violation of the Hague Service Convention) requiring that all documents to be served must include one set of originals.

Advantage: Enforceable judgment.

Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.

INFORMAL SERVICE

Our office in Mumbai coordinates all services in India. Private process servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner like methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes slightly longer. Service normally takes less than a month. However, 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 India process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the normal delays are usually reduced. Typical service takes less than one month. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 2-4 weeks. This is the recommended method for Family Law cases (if no assets are to be attached in India) unless the court requires Hague service.

Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.

LETTERS ROGATORY

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.

TRANSLATIONS

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RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $900.00

Informal: $1500.00

Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)

*All fees are per defendant/address

Translation: Not required