Botswana - Central Authority & practical information
The Minister of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Botswana
|Address:||The Minister of State in the Office of the President
|Telephone:||+267 395 0800|
|Fax:||+267 395 0858|
|Languages spoken by staff:|
|Any attorney (i.e. solicitor) who is on the roll of attorneys in Botswana is a “forwarding authority”. Such attorneys include all those whose practices are in Bostwana, and others who, although their practices are in South Africa, have been admitted to practice in Botswana.|
|Methods of service
Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))
This is so, both in case of proceedings by action, instituted by summons (in which pleadings are filed, and witnesses give oral evidence), and of proceedings by application or petition (on Notice of Motion, based on affidavits). In the latter case, however, and in the case of processes by action other than the initiating process, service may also be effected by attorneys or their clerks.
The following methods of service are employed:
i. Upon an individual
ii. Upon legal persons
iii. Upon universitas, churches, clubs, etc.
The authorities designated will require all documents forwarded to them for service under the provisions of the Convention to be in duplicate and pursuant to Art. 5(3) of the Convention will require the documents to be written in, or translated into the English language.
Click here to read all the declarations made by Botswana under this Convention
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|Time for execution of request:|
|Oppositions and declarations
Click here to read all the declarations made by Botswana under this Convention.
|Art. 8(2):||No opposition|
|Art. 10(a):||No opposition|
|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)
(This page was last updated on 12 September 2006)