Service Process of Foreign Courts
A form of legal process that commands the defendant to appear before the court on a specific day and to answer the complaint made by the plaintiff. Legally, a summons (also known in England and Wales as a claim form, New South Wales as Court Attendance Notice (CAN)) is a legal document issued by a court. While Several U.S. states expressly require summonses to be drafted in plain English and that they must start with this phrase:”Notice! You have been sued”.
UK and USA court empowers a Pakistani lawyer to service upon the defendant/Respondent as per their procedure by submitting an affidavit of services.
In USA law ( Rule 4(f)(2)(C)(i) FRCvP ) If personal service is desired in countries which are not party to the Hague Service Convention, (Note Pakistan is not the party of Hague Service Convention) the most expeditious method may be to retain the services of a local foreign attorney or process server. Rule 4(f)(2)(C) provides for personal service unless prohibited by the laws of the foreign country. The attorney (or agent) can execute an affidavit of service at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or before a local foreign notary which can be authenticated, either with an apostle for countries party to the Hague Legalization Convention, or by a U.S. consular officer at a U.S. Embassy abroad.
Iqbal International Law Services® provide the services of the Notices and summons of the foreign court of UK and USA for the service upon the defendants/ Respondents who are currently residing in Pakistan in the matter of civil and family. We acts as process server for personally service upon the defendant along with the case petitions and other documents in any part of Pakistan. We don’t accept the criminal case summons. We accept only the summons of civil and family matters and complete the procedure as prescribed in USA and UK laws for the service upon the foreign country defendants.
The personal service is made on proper identification through Identity card, picture or signature. Thereafter an affidavit of service is sworn before the Notary Public or before consulate of respective country.