Italy - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

L'Ufficio unico degli ufficiali giudiziari presso la corte d'appello di Roma
(the registry at Rome Court of Appeal)

Contact details:

Address: Ufficio Unico Ufficiali Giudiziari presso la Corte d'Appello di Roma
Viale Giulio Cesare, 59
00195 ROMA
Telephone: +3906-3283 67058 
Fax: +3906-3283 67933
General website: Corte di Appello di Roma
L' Ufficio Unico presso la Corte di Appello di Roma (in Italian only)
Contact person: Annamaria Gallo 
Languages spoken by staff: Italian, written English and French

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)):
Ufficio Unico Ufficiali Giudiziari existing in each Tribunale and Court of Appeal
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

The receiving Central Authoriy sends the request to the local Bailiff (Ufficio Unico Ufficiali Giudiziari existing in the local Tribunale or Court of Appeal).Then the service is excuted by the Bailiff as provided by art. 139 of the code of civil procedure or by postal service according to law n. 890/1982. 

European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of Documents -Italy

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):


The Central Authority does not require the documents to be served to be in or translated into Italian.


Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

No costs are being requested to be reimbursed.

Time for execution of request: One or two months sometimes more.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Italy under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): No opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition 
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): No declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No 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.

To consult bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Italy is a party, click here (in Italian only).

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:

Guide de la notification à l’étranger des actes judiciaires et extrajudiciaires en matière civile et commerciale / Guida alla notifica all’estero degli atti giudiziari ed extragiudiziari in materia civile e commerciale (in Italian only (in Italian only)

(This page was last updated on 18 July 2014)

Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)