Poland - Central Authority & practical information
Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości (Ministry of Justice)
Departament Współpracy Międzynarodowej i Praw Człowieka (Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights)
|Address:||Ministry of Justice (Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości)
Departament Współpracy Międzynarodowej i Praw Człowieka
Al. Ujazdowskie 11
P.O. Box 33
|Telephone:||+48 22 2390 870|
|Fax:||+48 22 6280 949|
|Contact person:||Mr Paweł Kosmulski|
|Languages spoken by staff:||Polish, English, German|
|Methods of service
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 – Poland.
The document, which is to be served under Article 5(1) of the Convention, should be generally translated into Polish. According to Article 1132(2) of the Polish Code Civil Procedure, if a court or other authority of a foreign state applies to a Polish court for the service of document on a person staying in Poland, without attaching a translation of the document into Polish, the document is served on the addressee if he chooses to accept it.
The only exception is provided by Agreement of 5 July 1987 between Poland and China, which allows enclosing a translation of judicial documents into English. However in practice, documents from China which are delivered to a Polish authority with translation into English should be translated into Polish by the Central Authority or by the competent regional court.
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|The costs include the postage, which is not regained by the courts.|
|Time for execution of request:||Two to three months|
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Poland under this Convention|
|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)
Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Belarus, Bulgaria, China (People’s Republic of), Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.
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 7 January 2019)
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