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Serving documents - Poland


FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES

The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.

Poland

Serving documents


Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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

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

Article 3 – Central body

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

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

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

Article 11 – Costs of service

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Article 15 – Direct service

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Article 20 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 20(2)

Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

Please note that the original language version of this page Polish has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.
Please note that the following languages: French have already been translated.

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List of competent authorities

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

Documents may be received by post only.

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

The standard form may be completed in Polish or English or German.

Article 3 – Central body

Ministry of Justice

Department of Judicial Assistance and European Law

Al. Ujazdowskie 11, 00 - 950 Warszawa

Phone/fax: +48 22 6280949

Knowledge of languages: Polish, English, German.

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

The languages that may be used to complete the standard form set out in Annex 1 to the Regulation are: Polish, English and German.

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

There is no requirement under Polish law that a document has to be served within a particular period.

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

The languages that may be used to complete the standard form set out in Annex 1 to the Regulation are: Polish, English and German.

Article 11 – Costs of service

The document service is free.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Poland does not allow documents to be served within its territory by diplomatic or consular agents, unless the documents are to be served on nationals of the Member State in which the documents originate.

Article 15 – Direct service

Poland does not allow documents to be served within its territory in the form specified in this article.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

If an application to relieve a defendant from the effect of the expiry of the time for appeal is submitted more than one year after the date of the judgement, it will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.

Article 20 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 20(2)

Not applicable


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Last update: 25/01/2018