Czech Republic - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic

Contact details:

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
Vyšehradská 16
128 10 Praha 2
Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 221 997 925
Fax: +420 224 919 919
E-mail: [email protected]
General website:
Contact person:  
Languages spoken by staff: Czech, English, German, French,(Spanish)

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2008 Service Convention Questionnaire)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
proceeding courts (i.e. courts of all degrees – "okresní soudy", "krajské soudy", "vrchní soudy", "Nejvyšší soud", "Nejvyšší správní soud")
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

Service of documents is regulated in the Civil Procedure Code no. 99/1963 Coll., in the §§ 45-50g, however in the year 2009  substantial changes are expected in the legal regulation of service of documents.

For methods of service see also answer No 29 of the Questionnaire of July 2008.

You can also consult: European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Czech Republic

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

Service of documents is generally free of charge. No special costs arise in the sense of Art. 12.

Time for execution of request: Generally 2 – 4 months.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by the former Czechoslovakia under this Convention.
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition 
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No declaration of applicability

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

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: Germany and Slovakia (however, currently the EC Service Regulation prevails in relationships with these States).

Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: please click here for the list.

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:

(This page was last updated on 11 May 2009)