China (Macao) - Other Authority (Art. 18) & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

the Procuratorate of the Macao Special Administrative Region

Contact details:
Address: Procuratorate of the Macao Special Administrative Region
7th Floor
Dynasty Plaza Building
Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao
NAPE, Macao
Telephone: +853.7978272
Fax: +853.727621
E-mail: info@mp.gov.mo
General website: www.mp.gov.mo/ (in Chinese and Portuguese only)
Contact person: Ms Lao Ian Chi (tel.: +853.786666)
Languages spoken by staff: Chinese, Portuguese

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The judge in charge of the process in question and the Procuratorate of the Macao Special Administrative Region.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

Upon the receipt of a request for service, the Central Authority forwards the request to the competent authorities of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

According to the Civil Procedure Code, service can be made through means of registered letter with reception notice or of personal contact of a judicial officer with the addressee.

The service through means of personal contact of a judicial officer with the addressee is only used if the service through means of registered letter fails. The judicial officer delivers to the addressee the relevant documents. A certificate attesting that the documents have been delivered is signed by the addressee.

In certain cases, the attorney can request that service is performed by him. The attorney may declare that another person duly registered to render forensic services or another attorney (appointed by the same attorney) will serve the document.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):

According to the declaration made by the People’s Republic of China and the Civil Procedure Code of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the documents to be served in the Macao Special Administrative Region under Art. 5(1) shall be written in either Chinese or Portuguese, or be accompanied by a translation in either Chinese or Portuguese.

No particular agreements in this respect are applicable.

(See also declarations.) 

Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No charge is incurred in the receipt of a request for service.
Time for execution of request: Executed in 3-4 months.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by China for the Macao Special Administrative Region under this Convention.
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No 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)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Besides the Hague Service Convention, no other multilateral or bilateral agreements specifically on international service are applicable.
Useful links: www.court.gov.mo/  (Courts) (in Chinese and Portuguese only)
www.al.gov.mo/  (Legislative Assembly)
http://en.io.gov.mo/ (Government Printing Bureau).
http://www.mp.gov.mo/en/main.htm (Procuratorate)

(This page was last updated on 18 July 2014)
 

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