|All Slovenian county courts (44), district courts
(11) of the Republic of Slovenia, 4 High Courts of the RS (Ljubljana,
Maribor, Koper, Celje), 4 specialized Courts for Labour and Social Law
(1. instance) and High Labour and Social Court in Ljubljana (2.
instance), The Supreme Court of the RS.
|Methods of service
When a request by a foreign court to serve documents is not
accompanied by a translation into Slovene, even though required by
international treaties that the documents to be served must be written
in the language of the requested country, then the court informs the
party invited for the first time due to the serving of documents by a
foreign court without a translation, that this court act shall be sent
by postal channel if the party does not appear in the court at the first
invitation and the party shall therefore lose the opportunity to
decline to accept this foreign court act. (Art. 92 of the Court Rules).
The service of documents will be performed according to the national
rules which regulate service of documents of national courts. (Art. 92
of the Court Rules)
A party who appears in court in order to be served on in person with a
foreign court act without a translation, shall be informed by the court
of the right to decline to accept it. (Art. 92 of the Court Rules).
See also the website of the European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovenia
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
As a rule there is no obligation to pay for the service of documents,
except where the court orders - at a party's request - that documents
be served by a legal or natural person that performs service as a
registered activity on the basis of a special authorisation from the
Minister responsible for Justice. In that case the party proposing
service by process-server must pay an advance on the costs of service;
at the end of the proceedings the costs of the proceedings are borne by
the party that loses or by both parties, each proportionate to its
success in the case.
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.
Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Algeria, Democratic
People's Republic of, (31 March 1982); Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010);
Croatia (7 February 1994); FYR of Macedonia (6 February 1996); Mongolia
(8 June 1961); Soviet Union (24 February 1962) (applies to Russian
Federation and Ukraine); Turkey (3 July 1934); United Kingdom
(applicability extended to Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda,
Borneo, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar,
Hong Kong, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria, Papua New
Guinea, New Zealand, Uganda, Tonga, Somalia, Seychelles).
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 - Service of Documents)