We are process service experts ready to serve the Philippines as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Philippines process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as the Philippines process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Philippines 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 the Philippines process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Philippines process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2021’s fastest process service methods.

Our Philippines 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 Philippines process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Philippines 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 the Philippines 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 the Philippines (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 the Philippines 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 Philippines 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 Philippines Process Service Company Works

FORMAL SERVICE

The Philippines is not a signer of The Hague Service Convention. The formal method in The Philippines is Letters Rogatory (see below).

INFORMAL SERVICE

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 weeks, or even over a month, but informal service is much faster than the formal method. While we operate an affiliate office in Manila and use our own personnel where appropriate, 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. Our Philippines process server will handle your case fast and efficiently. Since we pay the process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the normal delays are usually reduced. Weather conditions may affect the ability to travel to certain areas of The Philippines and may cause delays in service. 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 The Philippines.

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 you are serving a Subpoena or when serving a Summons and you intend to attach assets in The Philippines.

Advantage: In effect, creates a case in the country where the documents are served and makes judgment enforceable.

Disadvantage: Serious time delays and costs.

TRANSLATIONS

Not required for this English-speaking nation.

RATES

Service of process*

Informal: $1400.00 (lower in certain areas)

Letters Rogatory: $1500.00 (+ Embassy Fee of $2300.00)

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

*All fees are per defendant/address

Translation: Not Required

Notary: not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details. 

Copies: billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details.