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Taking evidence

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Article 2 – Requested courts

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List of competent authorities

Article 3 – Central body

Directorate-General for Justice Administration (Direção-Geral da Administração da Justiça)

Av. D. João II, No 1.08.01 D/E, Pisos 0, 9-14

PT - 1990-097 LISBON

Tel.: (+351) 217 906 500 – (+351) 217 906 200/1

Fax: (+351) 211 545 116 – (+351) 211 545 100

Email: correio@dgaj.mj.pt

Website: https://dgaj.justica.gov.pt/

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

The standard forms must be completed in Portuguese or Spanish.

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Requests and other communications may be received by:

- post;

- fax; or

- telematic means.

The following may be used in urgent cases:

- telegram;

- telephone call (followed up with a written document); or

- other analogue means of communication.

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

The central body is the competent authority for assessing requests for direct taking of evidence:

Directorate-General for Justice Administration (Direção-Geral da Administração da Justiça)

Av. D. João II, No 1.08.01 D/E, Torre H

1990-097 LISBON


Tel.: (351) 21 790 62 00

Fax: (351) 211545100/60

Email: correio@dgaj.mj.pt

Website: https://dgaj.justica.gov.pt/

Article 21 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 21(2)

For the purposes of Article 21(3), copies of Decree No 14/98 of 27 May 1998, Notice 274/98 and List No 73/2000 are attached, all of which refer to the Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Kingdom of Spain on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal and Civil Matters.

Last update: 04/10/2021

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