Kuwait - Zentrale Behörde und praktische Information

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice, International Relations Department

Contact details:

Address: The State of Kuwait
Ministry of Justice
International Relations Department
Ministries Complex
Building No 14
P.O. Box 6
Safat 13001
Kuwait City
Telephone: +965 2248 6701 / +965 2248 6367
Fax: +965 2244 2475 / +965 2245 0639
E-mail: ird@moj.gov.kw
General website: Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice - Directory
Contact person: Hanadi Ahmad Abdulrahman,
Asst. Director, International Relations Department 
Languages spoken by staff: Arabic, English

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)):
Ministry of Justice
International Relations Department
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
The Central Authority receives the requests and sends them to the competent authorities for service in accordance with Articles (5-21) from the Convention.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
Yes. Requires the availability of two copies of judicial documents translated into the Arabic language, and the addressee may optionally accept them if not translated.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No cost.
Time for execution of request: Less than two months
Implemented within 2 to 3 months.
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons (Art. 10(b)): Object to the manner of service provided for in Article 10 of the Convention.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Kuwait under this Convention
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): No declaration of applicability  (see declaration confirming non-applicability)
Art. 16(3): Declaration

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.

The Service Convention does not prevent the implementation of bilateral agreements in the civil field between Kuwait and other countries. 

Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Bulgaria, Egypt (ratified by law 96/1977); Lebanon; Morocco (ratified by law 43/1998); Tunisia (ratified by law 123/1977); Turkey.

A multilateral convention on judicial co-operation was concluded between the States of the Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (ratified by law 44/1998).

Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf


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