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 Belgium - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

Service Public Fédéral de la Justice
Service d'entraide internationale en matière civile

Contact details:
Address: Service Public Fédéral de la Justice
Service d'entraide internationale en matière civile
Boulevard de Waterloo, 115
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgique
Telephone: +32 (2) 542 6511
Fax: +32 (2) 542 7006
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://justice.belgium.be/fr/
http://justitie.belgium.be/nl/
Contact person:  
Languages spoken by staff: French, Dutch, English

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):

a. the registries and parquets of the various civil, commercial and labour courts;
b. huissiers de justice of the Kingdom.

Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
http://europa.eu.int (European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents)
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
In general a translation is not required; however, the Ministry of Justice may require a translation into French or Dutch in specific cases, notably at the request of the recipient.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

Le Gouvernement belge croit devoir attirer l'attention sur le fait que toute demande de signification ou de notification fait en application de l'art. 5(1)(a) ou (b), donne lieu à l'intervention d'un huissier de justice et que les frais qui en résultent doivent être remboursés conformément à l'art. 12 de la Convention. See declarations.
http://europa.eu.int (European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents (question 8)).

Time for execution of request:  
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10 (b)):
Chambre nationale des Huissiers de Justice
Avenue Henri Jaspar 93
1060 Brussels
Belgium
tel.: +32 (2) 538 0092
fax: +32 (2) 539 4111
[email protected]
Website: http://www.huissiersdejustice.be/Index_fr.htm
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
(Click here to read all the Belgian declarations and reservations under this Convention)
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Supplementary agreements to the Hague Convention of 17 July 1905 and/or of 1 March 1954 were concluded with: France (Paris, 1 March 1956 – Arts 1 to 4); Germany (Brussels, 25 April 1959 – in particular Arts 1 to 3); Luxembourg (Brussels, 11 and 19 March 1974 – Arts 1 to 3); the Netherlands (Brussels, 30 December 1937 and 7 February 1938).

Bilateral convention on judicial co-operation: United Kingdom (London, 21 June 1922 – Arts 2 to 7). This Convention also applies to the relations with Barbados and Malawi.

Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (Strasbourg, 13 November 2007) - European Judicial Atlas in Civil Matters

Useful links: www.just.fgov.be


 (This page was last updated on 14 March 2014)

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