Service of documents: official transmission of legal documents

If you are involved in a legal proceeding and you need to send and/or receive legal or extrajudicial documents, you can find national information on how to proceed here.

Council Regulation (EC) 1393/2007 of 13 November 2007 on the service in the member states of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters regulates the service of judicial and extrajudicial documents between European Union member states. It provides a procedure for the service of documents via designated "transmitting agencies" and "receiving agencies" between EU countries, including Denmark.

The regulation refers to, for example,  judicial documents such as the summons notifying that proceedings have begun, appeals, statements of defence, injunctions or extrajudicial documents such as notarised acts which need to be served in an EU country other than the one in which you are resident.

Please select the relevant country's flag to obtain detailed national information.

Last update: 13/05/2019

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