We are the gateway to the world for the legal community.
So you want to sue a defendant in a foreign country? Don’t entrust your international service of process to just any company. APS has the expertise in all methods of service of process abroad to ensure successful results in virtually any area of the world. For over four decades, our experienced attorneys and paralegals have developed personal relationships with many foreign authorities and can expedite what can be a complicated and time consuming endeavor for you. Document translation services are available as well.
- Hague Service Convention
- Inter-American Convention
- Letters Rogatory
- Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
- Private Process Server
- Hague Evidence Convention
CAUTION: There are no shortcuts in international litigation. The Supreme Court recently decided a case about informal service abroad. Always approach the use of informal methods of service of process abroad with caution. Even if some countries accept informal service or the US has said it is okay, there may be trouble down the line with enforcing any judgment you may obtain in that foreign country. The US is not a party to any treaty that provides reciprocal enforcement of judgments abroad. Even if a US court has jurisdiction or a defendant voluntarily accepts service, foreign countries may have contrary laws on service and on the entry of judgments.