Slovakia - Central Authority & practical information
Ministerstvo spravodlivosti Slovenskej republiky (Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic)
|Address:||Department of Private and Procedural International Law
Ministry of Justice
Zupné námestie 13
813 11 BRATISLAVA
|Telephone:||+421 (2) 593 535 49|
|Fax:||+421 (2) 59 353 604|
|Contact person:||JUDr. Tatiana Ha?ková, Mgr. Martina Kallayová
|Languages spoken by staff:||Slovak, Czech, English, French, German|
|The Ministry of Justice and the courts.|
|Methods of service
The courts are responsible for serving documents on the addressees.
Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))
Informal delivery (Art. 5(2))
Service by a particular method (Art. 5(1)(b))
For more information on methods of service, see European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovakia.
Les documents (à l'exception des jugements, convocations à l'audience et documents destinés en main propre) peuvent être signifiés ou notifiés par voie électronique, si le destinateur demande ce mode et informe le tribunal de son adresse électronique.
A translation into Slovak is required for service under Article 5(1)(a), unless it can be concluded that the addressee understands the language of the document. Such presumption is applied to the nationals of the requesting State residing on the territory of Slovakia, unless specifically pointed out by the requesting authority.
Specific agreement on language requirements exists only in the relation with the Czech Republic. However, provisions concerning language requirements in bilateral treaties regulating judicial assistance might be applicable.
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|There are no charges for service of documents. However, a request for a specific method of service might give rise to costs, which would have to be reimbursed.|
|Time for execution of request:||4 months|
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Slovakia under the Service Convention.|
|Art. 15(2):||Declaration of applicability|
|Art. 16(3):||No declaration of applicability|
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
To consult bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Slovakia is a party, click here.
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).
(This page was last updated on 18 July 2014)