Serving documents

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Netherlands

Serving documents


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Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Judicial officers may receive documents by post. Receiving agencies for which a fax number or e-mail address is given in the Annex may also receive documents by fax or e-mail.

Article 2(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I

The languages which may be used to complete the form referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation and the certificate of service referred to in Article 10(2) of the Regulation are English and German.

Article 3 – Central body

The central body is the Koninklijke Beroepsorganisatie van Gerechtsdeurwaarders (Royal Federation of Bailiffs).

Street address:

Prinses Margrietplantsoen 49

2595 BR DEN HAAG

Nederland

Tel.: + 31 70 890 35 30

E-mail: kbvg@kbvg.nl

Web: www.kbvg.nl

The central body can receive and transmit documents by post or e-mail, and can be contacted by telephone, in Dutch or English.

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

The languages which may be used to complete the form referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation and the certificate of service referred to in Article 10(2) of the Regulation are English and German.

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

If a document has to be served within a particular period in the Netherlands, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant is determined by Dutch law.

However, where according to the law of a Member State a document has to be served within a particular period, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant shall be that determined by the law of that Member State.

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

The languages which may be used to complete the form referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation and the certificate of service referred to in Article 10(2) of the Regulation are English and German.

Article 11 – Costs of service

The fixed fee for the costs of recourse to a judicial officer or to a person competent under the law of the Member State addressed has been set at €65.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

The Netherlands does not object to the possibility of a Member State serving judicial documents on persons residing in the Netherlands, without application of any compulsion, directly through its diplomatic or consular agents.

Article 15 – Direct service

Direct service by a judicial officer on persons residing in the Netherlands, pursuant to Article 15 of the Regulation, is permitted.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Notwithstanding Article 19(1), judges in the Netherlands may give judgment if the conditions of Article 19(2) are fulfilled.

An application for relief, within the meaning of Article 19(4) of the Regulation, is admissible if it is submitted within one year of the date of the judgment.

Last update: 29/06/2016

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