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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 Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
In Ukraine a court which considers the case, is competent to forward requests for service to the Central Authorities of foreign States.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
The procedure of execution of the requests for service of the documents is prescribed by the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine.

The Central Authority sends the request for service of the documents to the local Department of Justice for further transmission to the court at the place of residence of a person or the location of the legal entity and sets the term of its fulfilment.

If necessary, the measures to establish the place of person's residence or legal entity location are taken.

Formal Service (Art. 5(1))

The court summons the person in order to deliver the documents and such documents are received by the person during the court hearing. The recipient of the documents puts his/her signature on the certificate, his/her signature is certified by the signature of the judge, and also the court record is composed. The court forwards the comments to the local Department of Justice. Based on the information obtained from the court the local Department of Justice draws up the certificate about delivery of the Hague form.

In case the service of the documents was not performed, the court states its reasons in the court record, then it is mentioned in the certificate and the documents are returned to the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine sends the second package of documents and the certificate about delivery to the requesting authority.

Informal Service (Art. 5(2))

The delivery of the documents to the person who accepts them voluntarily may be performed by the local Department of Justice.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
It is necessary to note that all the documents, which are to be served, should be translated into Ukrainian.

If the addressee 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):
The requests for service are complied for free of charge.

If the fulfilment of the request requires costs the Ukrainian court informs the requesting authority directly or through the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and it's local Departments of Justice about the amount of expenses and informs of the bank accounts for money transfer.

The further fulfilment of the request for service may be accomplished after payment of the costs.

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); Cyprus (2004); Czech Republic (2001); Estonia (1995); Georgia (1995); Greece (2002); Hungary (2001); Iran, Islamic Republic of (2004); Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (2003); Latvia (1995); Libyan Arabian Jamahiriya, the Great Socialist People's (2008); Lithuania (1993); FYR of Macedonia (2000); Moldova, Republic of (1993); Mongolia (1995); Poland (1993); Romania (2002); Syria, Arabian Republic of (2008); Turkey (2000); United Arab Emirates (2012).Uzbekistan (1998); Vietnam (2000).

Useful links: Ministry of Justice

(This page was last updated on 21 July 2014)

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