In accordance with amendments to the Civil Procedure Law of the Republic of Latvia implemented from 1st January 2019, there are changes made in the service of documents of foreign courts or extrajudicial documents in the Republic of Latvia under the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (hereinafter – the Convention) and Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000 (hereinafter – the Regulation).
That is, in accordance with Article 2 of the Convention, the Council of Sworn Bailiffs of Latvia is the Central Authority which will undertake to receive and execute requests for service of foreign documents. According to Article 2 of the Regulation, in its turn, the Council of Sworn Bailiffs of Latvia is the receiving agency competent for the receipt of judicial or extrajudicial documents from another Member State.
Furthermore, there is EUR 113,97 charge for each request for service of documents. The payment must be settled through a bank transfer and all bank commission fees must be covered by the person who settles the principal payment for service of documents.
Competent Central Authority (according to the Convention) and Receiving Agency (according to the Regulation):
Council of Sworn Bailiffs of Latvia
Address: Lacplesa street 27-32, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone number: +371 67290005, Fax: +371 62302503
E-mail: [email protected]
Bank account information:
Registration No. 90001497619
Registered office: Lacplesa street 27-32, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Bank: Swedbank AS
Account No.: LV93HABA0551038096742
SWIFT code: HABALV22
Payment purpose: information on the addressee