Lithuania - Central Authority & practical information
Ministry of Justice
|Address:||Ministry of Justice
Gedimino ave. 30
|Telephone:||+370 (5) 266 2940|
|Fax:||+370 (5) 262 5940|
|Contact person:||Ms Andrada Bavejan
Head of International Co-operation
Division of International Law Department
|Languages spoken by staff:||Lithuanian, English, French, German, Russian|
|The courts of the Republic of Lithuania (all instances, i.e., district courts of cities and regions - in total 49 -, county courts - in total 5 -, the Lithuanian Court of Appeals and the Lithuanian Supreme Court) examining civil or commercial cases are competent to forward a request for service of documents to the foreign Central Authority.|
|Methods of service
Documents may be served (delivered) to a person:
- sent by registered letter at the residential, official or registered office address of the person (the addressee);
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
The fee for service of documents in the Republic of Lithuania is EUR 110 (one hundred ten euro).
Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania
Where in relation to the submission of the application the fee of EUR 110 is not paid, and no documents supporting the payment of the fee are submitted, the Central Authority shall return the documents in the same order as they were received, indicate the reason for returning the documents, and provide the information about the amount of the fee and possible payment methods. The return of the documents does not mean the documents cannot be submitted for service repeatedly.
Within the Republic of Lithuania, the documents can be served without having paid the fee of EUR 110, provided the applicant submits the evidence that the fee has been paid or compensated from the funds of the State-guaranteed legal assistance.
|Time for execution of request:||1.5 - 2 months|
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Lithuania under this Convention.|
|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)
Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Azerbaijan, Belarus, People’s Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Agreement between Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia on legal assistance and legal relations.
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 4 April 2016)