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 Cyprus - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice and Public Order

Contact details:
Address: Ministry of Justice and Public Order
125 Athalassas Avenue
1461 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Telephone: +357 (22) 805 928
+357 (22) 805 932
+357 (22) 805 942
Fax: +357 (22) 518 328
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.mjpo.gov.cy/
Contact person:

For more information on contact persons, see (under the heading “Registry”): http://www.mjpo.gov.cy

Languages spoken by staff:  

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
the Central Authority
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

Formal Service (Article 5(1)(a))
The Ministry of Justice and Public Order forwards requests for service to the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, who in turn passes them on the Registrar of the competent District Court (where the addressee is located) to be served according to the procedure prescribed by domestic law, by the Court’s bailiffs.

For more information on methods of service, see: European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Cyprus.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
In cases where formal service is to be effected, the addressee who does not understand the language in which the document is written may refuse to accept it. In such a situation the Cyprus Central Authority will request that the document be translated or accompanied by a translation into the official language of Cyprus by the arrangement and at the expense of the requesting party.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
All documents which have to be served in accordance with any court regulations or in accordance with any law are served through a court only after payment, of a flat fee of 21 Euros.
Payment of fees shall be made by bank transfer to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, at the following bank account:
Bank Account Number:  6001017 - Ministry of Justice and Public Order
IBAN:  CY21 0010 0001 0000 0000 0600 1017
Swift Code: CBCYCY2N
All service requests should comply with the described method. However, if unaccompanied by proper payment and bank receipt, they will be returned without processing.
Time for execution of request:
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Cyprus under this Convention.
Art. 8(2): No opposition (see declarations)
Art. 10(a): No opposition (see declarations)
Art. 10(b): No opposition (see declarations)
Art. 10(c): No opposition (see declarations)
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 agreement on judicial co-operation: China (Nicosia, 25 April 1995); Czech Republic (Nicosia, 23 April 1982); Egypt (Cairo, 8 July 1992); Greece (5 March 1984); Poland (Nicosia, 14 November 1996); Slovak Republic (Nicosia, 23 April 1982).

For additional information, see Bilateral treaties – Ministry of Justice

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)

Useful links: International Judicial Co-operation – Ministry of Justice
Service of documents – Ministry of Justice


(This page was last updated on 10 December 2014)

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