The courts are responsible for serving documents on the addressees.
Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))
Service under Article 5(1)(a) is done either by the court summoning the addressee and handing over the documents, or by postal service (special form of delivery, so-called "service into own hands", with the possibility of alternative service by deposit, under the strict circumstances prescribed by law). Postal service is done only if a Slovak translation is attached to the documents or if it can be concluded that the addressee understands the language of the document.
In special cases, the court may use the court bailiff, police officer, municipality or the Ministry of Justice to serve.
Informal delivery (Art. 5(2))
Informal delivery is done by the court, which summons the addressee and informs him of the possibility to refuse service. If he accepts, the documents are handed over; if the does not accept, the request is returned without execution.
Service by a particular method (Art. 5(1)(b))
Service "into own hands" may be required (i.e. no other person but the addressee may receive the document).
For more information on methods of service, see European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovakia.
Les documents (à l'exception des jugements, convocations à l'audience et documents destinés en main propre) peuvent être signifiés ou notifiés par voie électronique, si le destinateur demande ce mode et informe le tribunal de son adresse électronique.