We are process service experts ready to serve Manila as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Manila process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Manila process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Manila 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 Manila process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Manila process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.
Our Manila 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 Manila process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Manila 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 Manila 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 Manila (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 Manila 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 Manila 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 on Service of Process in the Philippines
The Philippines converted its legal processes to the Hague Service Convention on October 1, 2020. Currently, the Central Authority of the Philippines accepts international process service methods under Article 5; however, service by mail under Article 10 is declined. Service needs to be via Letters Rogatory in order to enforce a judgment. Service of legal documents from Filipino courts upon Filipino defendants is strictly regulated. Acting outside of accordance with these regulations is a criminal offense. Ask our Philippines process service experts any questions about our expertise in a free consultation.
In the Philippines, legal matters are primarily conducted in English. However, when serving legal papers through the Central Authority, translation is required if it is known that the defendant does business in Tagalog (or Filipino). There are more than 150 dialects of Tagalog including: Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, Central Bikol, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Maranao, Tausug, Maguindanao, Zamboangueño, Kinaray-a, Surigaonon, Masbateño, Aklanon, Ibanag, Yakan, and Eskayan.
Here’s How Our Manila Process Service Company Works
Formal process service through the Hague Service Convention is available in the Philippines. It typically takes less than three months (sometimes less than one) to complete Hague Convention Service in the Philippines. Our most experienced process servers have worked closely with government officials and members of the Central Authority of here, and in many cases this helps expedite your service. If you are curious about the status of your assignment, we offer status updates on all Hague Service Convention process service requests. Contact us using the forms on this page to serve your legal documents in the Philippines as soon as possible.
In countries where formal process service methods are not recognized, private process servers deliver legal papers informally (in person) directly to the business or individual’s address. If you do not know the correct address to serve a person or business, we can find it for you immediately. In many nations, informal (in person) service of legal documents works the same way as it does in the United States or United Kingdom. However, remote locations (especially those in nations outside North America) may take longer to serve due to private security or other commonly-used services to help avoid the service of legal documents. Rest assured, we have more than three decades of practice and will keep you updated throughout the process service assignment. Our process service specialists complete most informal (in person) service assignments in less than 4 weeks and can make a next-day service attempt in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and more. Contact us using the forms on this page to serve your legal documents in the Philippines as soon as possible. Note: This is the proper process service method for serving U.S. military personnel.
Letters Rogatory is another option for obtaining evidence during discovery or notifying a person or business of legal action you are taking against them. This process takes longer than others; however, Letters Rogatory are recognized are a formal method of international process service. In many nations, it is the only formal method available because they are not members of the Hague Service Convention.
Not required for this English-speaking country.
Service of process*
Letters Rogatory: Call to request a quote.
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.