Brazil - Central Authority (Art. 2)

Central Authority:

Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Contact details:

Address: Department of Assets Recovery and International Legal Cooperation
National Secretariat of Justice
Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Anexo II, Sala 322
Cep: 70064-900
Brasília – DF
Brazil
Telephone: +55 61 2025 8919
Fax:  
E-mail: cooperacaocivil@mj.gov.br
(general inquiries only; requests may also be received by e-mail on a reciprocal basis)
General website: https://www.gov.br/mj/pt-br/assuntos/sua-protecao/cooperacao-internacional/cooperacao-juridica-internacional-em-materia-civil
Contact person: Mr. Arnaldo José Alves Silveira
General Coordinator for International Legal Cooperation
Languages spoken by staff: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

 

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Central Authority (Ministry of Justice and Public Security), judicial authorities and, for extrajudicial documents, notarial authorities.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
In accordance with the domestic legal system, documents are always delivered through the judicial system, regardless of the method indicated in the form.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):

 

Brazil shall not accept documents to be served or transmitted unless they are accompanied by a translation into the Portuguese language.

All documents transmitted to the Brazilian Central Authority in order to be served must necessarily be accompanied by a translation into Portuguese (except in the case of the standard terms in the model annexed to the Convention, referred to in Article 7, paragraph 1).

Please be aware that Brazil requires that the mandatory form is either completed in Portuguese or accompanied by a translation of the completed blanks into Portuguese.

(See declarations)
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
Brazil does not charge for the service of process. In exceptional circumstances, Brazil reserves the right to exceptionally charge for the service of process due to reciprocity or to a specific method of service required.
Time for execution of request: Usually between 9 and 18 months.
Please take this time span into consideration when sending requests involving participation of the addressee in a scheduled hearing. 
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10(b))
 
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Please see the following link.
Art. 8(2): Brazil is opposed to the use of the methods of transmission of judicial and extrajudicial documents provided for in Article 8 of the Convention.
Art. 10(a): Brazil is opposed to the methods of transmission of judicial and extrajudicial documents provided for in Article 10 of the Convention.
Art. 10(b): See above.
Art. 10(c): See above.
Art. 15(2): Not applicable
Art. 16(3): Not applicable
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.
Multilateral treaties:
https://www.gov.br/mj/pt-br/assuntos/sua-protecao/cooperacao-internacional/cooperacao-juridica-internacional-em-materia-civil/acordos-internacionais/acordos-multilaterais
Bilateral treaties:
https://www.gov.br/mj/pt-br/assuntos/sua-protecao/cooperacao-internacional/cooperacao-juridica-internacional-em-materia-civil/acordos-internacionais/acordos-bilaterais
Useful links: https://www.gov.br/mj/pt-br/assuntos/sua-protecao/cooperacao-internacional/cooperacao-juridica-internacional-em-materia-civil
Competent authorities
(Arts 6, 9)
 
Other authorities
(Art. 18)
 

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