Cyprus - Central Authority & practical information
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
|Address:||Ministry of Justice and Public Order
125 Athalassas Avenue
|Telephone:||+357 (22) 805 928
+357 (22) 805 932
+357 (22) 805 942
|Fax:||+357 (22) 518 328|
|Contact person:||For more information on contact persons, see (under the heading “Registry”): http://www.mjpo.gov.cy|
|Languages spoken by staff:|
|the Central Authority|
|Methods of service
Formal Service (Article 5(1)(a))
For more information on methods of service, see: European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Cyprus.
|In cases where formal service is to be effected, the addressee who does not understand the language in which the document is written may refuse to accept it. In such a situation the Cyprus Central Authority will request that the document be translated or accompanied by a translation into the official language of Cyprus by the arrangement and at the expense of the requesting party.|
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|All documents which have to be served in accordance with any court regulations or in accordance with any law are served through a court only after payment, of a flat fee of 21 Euros.
Payment of fees shall be made by bank transfer to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, at the following bank account:
Bank Account Number: 6001017 - Ministry of Justice and Public Order
IBAN: CY21 0010 0001 0000 0000 0600 1017
Swift Code: CBCYCY2N
All service requests should comply with the described method. However, if unaccompanied by proper payment and bank receipt, they will be returned without processing.
|Time for execution of request:|
|Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations made by this State under the Service Convention.|
|Art. 8(2):||No 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)
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.
Bilateral agreement on judicial co-operation: China (Nicosia, 25 April 1995); Czech Republic (Nicosia, 23 April 1982); Egypt (Cairo, 8 July 1992); Greece (5 March 1984); Poland (Nicosia, 14 November 1996); Slovak Republic (Nicosia, 23 April 1982).
For additional information, see Bilateral treaties – Ministry of Justice
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)
|Useful links:||International Judicial Co-operation – Ministry of Justice
Service of documents – Ministry of Justice
(Arts 6, 9)
|Art. 6: See here.
Art. 9: See here.
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