We are process service experts ready to serve Spain as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Spain process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Spain process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Spain 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 Spain process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Spain process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2022’s fastest process service methods.
Our Spain 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 Spain process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Spain 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 Spain 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 Spain (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 Spain 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 Spain 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 Spain Process Service Company Works
Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be effected between participating nations; Spain is one of them. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language of the country where the documents will be served. The time frame can range from 2 to 3 months (recently 3 months)
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
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 similar to methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes longer. Customs and traditions in Spain tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service sometimes 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 3 weeks.
Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Spain.
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.
Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Spanish). 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*
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.