Our Israel process server will handle your case efficiently and promptly.
Process Service Network serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Israel. 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 Israel (see below).
Process Server One specializes in legal service in Israel 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
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 Israel as well as a specific proposal for process service.
Israel 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 that country. Documents to be served in accordance with this treaty do not require translation. Israel will process a request for service of documents only if the request emanates from a judicial authority, i.e., the clerk of the court. Israel does not consider private attorneys to be officers of the court. The United States has informed both the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Israel, that, pursuant to Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and comparable U.S. state laws, attorneys are competent to execute the Hague Service Request application in the United States. Nevertheless, Israel may reject service applications that do not include both the seal of the court, and signature and title of the clerk of the court. Good news: We will prepare the required documents and forward them to you for issuance by your local court. The time frame can range from 2 to 4 months.
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
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 longer. Service sometimes may take several months but informal service is generally faster than the formal method. In Israel, we use a private investigator who is empowered to serve legal documents. 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 shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Israel.
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.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served. Although Hebrew is the official language, it is not required that documents filed in English be translated. 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. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)
*All fees are per defendant/address
** High rate due to exchange rate
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)