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 Ukraine - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Directorate on International Law and Co-operation
Department on International Law   
13, Horodetskogo St.
KYIV 01001
Ukraine
Telephone: +380 44 279 6977
+380 44 278 1176
+380 44 279 7256
Fax: +380 44 278 1176
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] 
General website: http://www.minjust.gov.ua/
Contact person:
  • Mrs Kateryna Shevchenko, Deputy Head of the Directorate – Head of the Department on International Law (Russian, English, French)
  • Mrs Ryabets Tetyana, Deputy Head of the Division on Private International Law (language of communication: Russian)
  • Mrs Victoria Bilokon, Chief specialist of the Division on Private International Law (languages of communication: Russian, English)
Languages spoken by staff: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003 and/or 2008 Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):

In Ukraine judicial bodies are competent to forward a request for service to the foreign Central Authorities.

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Directorate on International Law and Co-operation
Department on International Law
3, Horodetskogo St.
KYIV 01001
Ukraine
Telephone:+ 380 44 278 11 76 / +380 44 279 69 77 / +380 44 279 72 56
Fax:+ 380 44 278 11 76
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Website: http://www.minjust.gov.ua
Languages of communication: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French
Contact persons: Kateryna Shevchenko, Tetyana Ryabets, Kateryna Shevchenko, Tetyana Ryabets, Victoria Bilokon, Maksym Chubur

Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

Our Central Authority uses delivery through the officials of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and its territorial bodies.

The official indicates the date and time of service of the documents and sends the proposal letter to the recipient on accept of the documents. The recipient can put his/her signature on each page of the second package of the documents to confirm the acceptance. The official is competent to draw up a certificate about the service of documents.

If the addressee refused to receive the documents or did not appear in the Main Department of Justice, the official sends the request to the competent court in accordance with the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine. The judicial officer calls the recipient to the court to serve the documents. The recipient puts his/her signature at the notification of service and on each page of the second package of the documents to confirm the acceptance. The court sends the notification of service and other documents connected to the execution to the Main Department of Justice. The official of the Main Department of Justice draws up a certificate about the service of documents.

If the request was not executed the official indicates the reasons and provides evidence of non-execution and sends the documents to the Ministry of Justice.

The Central Authority of Ukraine sends to the requesting authority the package of documents with signature of recipient and certificate attested by an emblem seal of the official body.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
It is necessary to translate all the documents, which are to be served, but if the recipient is fluent in the language in which the documents to be served are written, the translation of documents to be served is not necessary.  
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
In general, the service is free of charge. If the execution of the request (including the execution by the particular method requested by the applicant) requires any costs, the court of Ukraine directly or through the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and its territorial bodies informs the requesting authority, about the amount of such costs and provides relevant bank information. The execution of the request continues after adjustment of the way of payment.
Time for execution of request: Two to three months after it is received by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Ukraine under the Service 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): 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.

Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Bulgaria (2004), China, People's Republic of (1992), Cuba (2003 - not yet in force), Cyprus (2004), Czech Republic (2001), Estonia (1995), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2000), Georgia (1995), Greece (2002), Hungary (2001), Iran (2004 - not yet in force) Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (2003), Latvia (1995), Lithuania (1993), Mongolia (1995), Poland (1993), Republic of Moldova (1993), Romania (2002),Turkey (2000), Uzbekistan (1998), Viet Nam (2000) 

Ukraine is a State party to the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] Convention of January 22, 1993 on Legal Aid and Legal Relations on Civil, Family and Criminal Matters.
www.cis.minsk.by/main.aspx?uid=74

Conventions bilatérales d'entraide judiciaire: Bulgarie (2004), Chine, République populaire de (1992), Cuba (2003 - pas encore en vigueur), Chypre (2004), Estonie (1995), ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine (2000), Géorgie (1995), Grèce (2002), Hongrie (2001), Iran (2004 - pas encore en vigueur), Lettonie (1995), Lituanie (1993), Mongolie (1995), Pologne (1993), Ouzbékistan (1998), République de Moldavie (1993), République populaire démocratique de Corée (2003), République tchèque (2001), Roumanie (2002),Turquie (2000),Viet Nam (2000). 

Ukraine is a State party to the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] Convention of January 22, 1993 on Legal Aid and Legal Relations on Civil, Family and Criminal Matters.
www.cis.minsk.by/main.aspx?uid=74

Useful links: Ministry of Justice

(This page was last updated on 14 March 2014)

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