We are process service experts ready to serve Japan as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Japan process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Japan process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Japan 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 Japan process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Japan process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.
Our Japan 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 Japan process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Japan 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 Japan 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 Japan (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 Japan 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 Japan 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
Here’s How Our Japan Process Service Company Works
Japan is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations. Service in Japan may only be made by this method. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. We make all the necessary arrangements, including the preparation and forwarding of the transmittal letter (in Japanese) and USM-94 forms. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language, Japanese. The time frame currently ranges from 2 to 3 months. The great news is we have the lowest rate of any competitor!
This method is not available in Japan. Japan prohibits service by any method other than the Hague Service Convention. It is a violation of federal law to serve by private process server or mail.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Japanese). 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. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Letters Rogatory: $1,500.00 + $2,295.00 Embassy Fee
Plus $165.00 government fee
International Rush Delivery: Call to request price details.
*All fees are per defendant/address
** Estimated rate. Please supply the service address and we will confirm the exact fee
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)
Notary: Not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details. This country uses the apostille process to obtain a notary seal on the aos/pos. This is conducted and completed by appointment only with the local Embassy or the Ministry.
Copies: Billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details. For Formal Process Service, six (6) complete sets are required at the time of submission.
Special Messenger (Fed Ex, DHL, etc.): Regular submissions to Special Authorities such as the Hague, local Embassy, or the Ministry, often sit unopened for a long time. Therefore, we recommend submission by Special Messenger. Billed at local rates if needed or requested.
Status Update: In matters where a timely update from the local Embassy or Ministry is not forthcoming. Timely updates often require an in-person status check to obtain updates. Fee: $350.00 per status update.