Our Tokyo (Japan) process server will serve your documents fast and efficiently.

Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Tokyo (Japan). Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through our international network of private process servers, or by other appropriate process service methods, as allowed by law in Tokyo (Japan) (see below).

Process Server One specializes in legal service in Tokyo (Japan) and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy in order to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We’ve developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world.

Process Server One is familiar with laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the world, we consistently monitor current events and service strategies. Our business relationships with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.

Why Choose Process Server One?

  • Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner
  • We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide
  • We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world
  • We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists
  • We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees

The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Tokyo (Japan) as well as a specific proposal for process service.

FORMAL SERVICE

Japan is a signatory to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations. Service in Japan may only be made by this method. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. We make all the necessary arrangements, including the preparation and forwarding of the transmittal letter (in Japanese) and USM-94 forms. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language, Japanese. The time frame currently ranges from 2 to 3 months. The great news is we have the lowest rate of any competitor!

INFORMAL SERVICE

This method is not available in Japan. Japan prohibits service by any method other than the Hague Service Convention. It is a violation of federal law to serve by private process server or mail.

TRANSLATIONS

Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Japanese). 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.

RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $795.00

Informal: Not available

Letters Rogatory: Not available

*All fees are per defendant/address

Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)