We are process service experts ready to serve Ontario as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Ontario process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Ontario process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Ontario 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 Ontario process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Ontario process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.
Our Ontario 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 Ontario process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario (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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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 International Service of Process in Canada
The Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters has been enforced since May 1, 1989. In Canada, like the United States of America, the national government shares authority with the local government; however, in Canada, each province is not considered sovereign despite having its own process service rules and designated Central Authority.
Canada has a national Central Authority, like all member states of the Hague Service Convention. Each provincial and territorial government in Canada also has its own Central Authority for Hague-related purposes. United States attorneys should not attempt to serve legal papers in Canada the same way they are served in the United States. Proper procedures must be followed to satisfy the requirements of both nations, including language translation in some areas. Legal documents in English typically do not require translation in Canada unless they are to be served in Quebec.
Canada allows service of process by mail or post under Article 10a; however, a signed receipt must be included (required under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4). A successful serve using this method depends on the proper observance of both local rules and Hague Convention rules. Canada does not object to service by judicial officers, officials, or other competent persons under Articles 10b and 10c.
Here’s How Our Ontario Process Service Company Works
Formal process service through the Hague Service Convention is available in Canada. It typically takes less than three months (sometimes less than one) to complete Hague Convention Service in Canada. 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 Canada 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 Canada 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.
The official language in Ontario, Canada is English. As such, no translations of documents is required.
Service of process*
Formal: $675.00** (+$150.00 Bailiff’s fee)
Informal: $375.00** (+$150.00 Bailiff’s 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.