We are process service experts ready to serve Sao Tome & Principe as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Sao Tome & Principe process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Sao Tome & Principe process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Sao Tome & Principe process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.
Our Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe (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 Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe 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 Sao Tome & Principe Process Service Company Works
Sao Tome & Principe is not a signer of The Hague Service Convention. The formal method in Sao Tome & Principe is Letters Rogatory (see below).
Process Server One may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner similar to methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes longer. Customs and traditions in Sao Tome & Principe tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service may take several months but informal service is generally faster than the formal method. Many process servers who we employ are off-duty police officers or other government officials who are able to, in certain cases, exercise their official capacity to complete the service. 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 4 weeks.
Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Sao Tome & Principe.
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.
Advantage: In effect, creates a case in the country where the documents are served and makes judgment enforceable.
Disadvantage: Serious time delays and costs.
Most countries require documents be translated into the official language of the nation they are to be served. The U.S. State Department recommends translation, but it is not a requirement unless the formal method is used. It is possible, although rare, a demurer could be filed based upon lack of understanding by the defendant as to the nature and meaning of un-translated documents. It is important the Defendant understand the nature of the documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.
Service of process*
Letters Rogatory: $1475.00 (+ Embassy Fee of $2275.00)
International Rush Delivery: Call to request price details.
*All fees are per defendant/address
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)
Notary: not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details.
Copies: billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details.
Special Messenger (Fed Ex, DHL, etc.): Billed at local rates if needed or requested.