Serbia - Central Authority and practical information

Central Authority:

Ministry of Justice

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia
Sector for international legal assistance
Department for international legal assistance in civil matters
Nemanjina 22/26 Str.
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Telephone: +381 11 2685 672
+381 11 3631 078
Fax: +381 11 3622 352
E-mail: mlacivil@mpravde.gov.rs
General website: www.mpravde.gov.rs
Contact person: Ms Maja Cvetanović
Ms Sanja Kos
Ms Ružica Lazović
Languages spoken by staff: Serbian, English

 

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The courts, public enforcement officers and notary public
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
In accordance with the Civil Procedure Law ("OfficialGazette of the RS", No. 72/2011, 49/2013 –CC decision, 74/2013 –CC decision, 55/2014, 87/2018 i 18/2020), the incoming requests are executed as follows:
The party is summoned by the Court, for the purpose of service of documents.
If the party does not appear before the Court, the document is sent to the party through the Post.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
The Republic of Serbia requires documents, which are to be served under Article 5(1), to be in - or translated into - the official language of the Republic of Serbia.

Click here to read all the declarations made by the Republic of Serbia under the Service Convention. 
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No costs.
Time for execution of request: Approximately up to 3 months
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10(b))
 
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Serbia under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration that application for relief will not be entertained if it is filed after the expiration of one year following the date of the judgment.
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)
Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.
Agreement between the Republic Serbia and Montenegro on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters of 29 May 2009 (Official Gazette of the RS –International Treaties, No 1/10

Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia of 29 November 2011 (Official Gazete of RS –International Treaties, No 5 of 22 November 2012)
Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia of 15 April 2011 (Official Gazete of RS – International Treaties, No 5 of 22 November 2012)

All three agreements allow court-to-court (and other authorised authorities) service for general aspects of MLA (delivery and delivery of certain acts, documents and notifications.

Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on amendments and supplements to the Agreement between Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters of 26 February 2010

This agreement allowscourt-to-court (and other authorised authorities) service for providing legal assistance in administrative matters, as well as for submitting an invitation for probate hearing or taking a hereditary statement in probate proceedings
Useful links: https://portal.sud.rs/cr/medjunarodna-pravna-pomoc-(judicial-atlas)

https://www.mpravde.gov.rs/tekst/25261/bilateralni-sporazumi-u-gradjanskim-stvarima-.php
Competent authorities
(Arts 6, 9)
See here.
Other authorities
(Art. 18)
 

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