Taking evidence (recast)

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Article 2(1) – Authorities that can be considered as courts

Not applicable.

Article 3(2) – Requested courts

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

Article 4 – 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/

The remit of the Directorate-General for Justice Administration covers the whole of Portugal.

Article 6 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Portuguese and Spanish.

Article 7 – 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 19 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on 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, 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 29 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 29(2)

Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Kingdom of Spain on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal and Civil Matters. In this connection, please see also Notice No 274/98 and List No 73/2000.

Article 31(4) – Notification on the early use of the decentralised IT-system

Not applicable.

Last update: 03/01/2024

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