Bulgarien - Zentrale Behörde und praktische Information

Central Authority:

Ministry of Justice

Contact details:

Address: 1, Slavyanska str.
1040 SOFIA
Telephone: +359 92 37 576
Fax: +359 82 37 546
E-mail: rosica.nikolova@justice.government.bg
General website: http://www.justice.government.bg/
Contact person: Rositsa Nikolova
Languages spoken by staff: French, English, German


Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Forwarding authorities in Bulgaria are the proceeding courts, bailiffs, private bailiffs and notaries.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
The service is formal within the meaning of Article 5 of the Convention.

Formal service is effected by the courts.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
The Republic of Bulgaria requires the document, which is to be served, to be written in or accompanied by a translation into the Bulgarian language.

See declarations.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No charges are incurred for service.
Time for execution of request: 2 or 3 months
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10(b))
The service of judicial documents is done through the Central Authority.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Bulgaria 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)
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.
Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen, etc.

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:  
Competent authorities
(Arts 6, 9)
Art 6: see here.
Art 9: see here.
Other authorities
(Art. 18)

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