Hungary - Central Authority & practical information
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice (Igazságügyi Minisztérium)
|Telephone:||+36 (1) 795 4846 / 795 6094
|Fax:||+36 (1) 795 0463|
|General website:|| http://www.kormany.hu/hu/kozigazgatasi-es-igazsagugyi-miniszterium
|Languages spoken by staff:||Hungarian, German, English, French|
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the Service Convention Questionnaires)
|Ministry of Public Administration and Justice|
|Methods of service
|The special rules applicable to the service of
official documents are available in Section 99 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, Sections 27 to 32 of Government Decree no. 335/2012 (XII.4.)
as well as Sections 35 and 35/A of Decree of the Minister of Justice no.
Official documents are in principle served by post thus this is the
method of service usually used for accomplishment of requests for formal
The same rules apply as for formal service but the documents cannot be considered as served when the addressee refuses to accept them or they are returned by the postal service provider as "not claimed for".
For more information, see European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters - Service of documents - Hungary.
Hungary has declared that service under Article 5(1) shall only be
made if the document to be served is accompanied by an official
translation into the Hungarian language.
By official translation the Hungarian Central Authority means a translation that is accepted for the purposes of judicial proceedings in the requesting Contracting State under its law thus a certain quality and reliablity is ensured.
Click here to read all the declarations made by Hungary under the Service Convention.
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|Accomplishment of requests for formal or informal service is free of charge in Hungary.|
|Time for execution of request:||The average time frame of service is between two and three months that can be surpassed in problematic cases.|
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations made by Hungary under the Service 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)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)
Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters
Bilateral agreements with Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France (overseas territories), Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
|Useful links:||http://www.kormany.hu/hu/kozigazgatasi-es-igazsagugyi-miniszterium (Hungarian Only)|
(Latest update of this page: 31 July 2014)