Our United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates. 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 United Arab Emirates (see below).

Process Server One specializes in legal service in United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates as well as a specific proposal for process service.

FORMAL SERVICE

The United Arab Emirates is not a signer of The Hague Service Convention. There is no formal method of service in the United Arab Emirates as the United Arab Emirates is not currently accepting Letters Rogatory.

INFORMAL SERVICE

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 the United Arab Emirates tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service sometimes may take several months but informal service is generally much faster than formal methods. Most 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. It must be advised, however, that corruption is sometimes evident in that country and that it is common for the process server to contrive an excuse for delays and/or additional costs. We will cover any additional costs but delays may be unavoidable. Further, service in United Arab Emirates has been complicated in the recent period due to tensions in the Arab world. We do all that is possible to insure a timely completion of the service. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 3 weeks.
NOTICE: Personal service in Dubai is highly unlikely due to high security. Most businesses and residences have security guards who will deny acess to the defendant. You should obtain a court order, in advance, allowing for substituted service on an employee, household member, or security guard. Such service is usual and customary in Dubai.

Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.

Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in the United Arab Emirates.

TRANSLATIONS

Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where 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, that 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 that the Defendant understand the nature of the documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.

RATES

Service of process*

Informal: $1595.00

Letters Rogatory: Not available

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

*All fees are per defendant/address

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