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Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters

Treaty data

Treaty number
004235
Date of conclusion
15-11-1965
Place of conclusion
's-Gravenhage
Provisional application
Entry into force
10-02-1969
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1966, 91
1967, 36
1968, 63
1969, 55
1969, 210
1971, 63
1973, 73
1975, 150
1981, 150
1982, 112
1984, 145
1986, 100
1989, 101
1994, 93
1996, 281
1997, 273
2008, 161
Parliamentary paper
12865
Approval act
1975, 4
Consolidated text
0002015

Certified True Copy

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
02-01-1976
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
Netherlands
(Saba)
Aruba 27-07-1986
Curaçao
Sint Maarten

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Albania 01-11-2006 (A) 01-07-2007
Andorra 26-04-2017 (A) 01-12-2017
Antigua and Barbuda 01-05-1985 (Su) 01-11-1981
Argentina 02-02-2001 (A) 01-12-2001
Armenia 27-06-2012 (A) 01-02-2013
Australia 15-03-2010 (A) 01-11-2010
Bahamas 17-06-1997 (A) 01-02-1998
Barbados 10-02-1969 (A) 01-10-1969
Belarus 06-07-1997 (A) 01-02-1998
Belgium 21-01-1966 19-11-1970 (R) 18-01-1971
Belize 08-09-2009 (A) 01-05-2010
Bosnia and Herzegovina 16-06-2008 (A) 01-02-2009
Botswana 10-02-1969 (A) 01-09-1969
Brazil 29-11-2018 (A) 01-06-2019
Bulgaria 23-11-1999 (A) 01-08-2000
Canada 26-09-1988 (A) 01-05-1989
China 06-05-1991 (A) 01-01-1992
Colombia 10-04-2013 (A) 01-11-2013
Costa Rica 16-03-2016 (A) 01-10-2016
Croatia 28-02-2006 (A) 01-11-2006
Cyprus 26-10-1982 (A) 01-06-1983
Czech Republic 28-01-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 23-09-1981 (A) 01-06-1982
Denmark 07-01-1969 02-08-1969 (R) 01-10-1969
Egypt 01-03-1966 12-12-1968 (R) 10-02-1969
Estonia 02-02-1996 (A) 01-10-1996
Finland 15-11-1965 11-09-1969 (R) 10-11-1969
France 12-01-1967 03-07-1972 (R) 01-09-1972
Germany 15-11-1965 27-04-1979 (R) 26-06-1979
Greece 20-07-1983 20-07-1983 (R) 18-09-1983
Hungary 13-07-2004 (A) 01-04-2005
Iceland 10-11-2008 (A) 01-07-2009
India 23-11-2006 (A) 01-08-2007
Ireland 20-10-1989 05-04-1994 (R) 04-06-1994
Israel 25-11-1965 14-08-1972 (R) 13-10-1972
Italy 25-01-1979 25-11-1981 (R) 24-01-1982
Japan 12-03-1970 28-05-1970 (R) 27-07-1970
Kazakhstan 15-10-2015 (A) 01-06-2016
Kuwait 08-05-2002 (A) 01-12-2002
Latvia 28-03-1995 (A) 01-11-1995
Lithuania 02-08-2000 (A) 01-06-2001
Luxembourg 27-10-1971 09-07-1975 (R) 07-09-1975
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 23-12-2008 (A) 01-09-2009
Malawi 24-04-1972 (A) 01-12-1972
Malta 24-02-2011 (A) 01-10-2011
Mexico 02-11-1999 (A) 01-06-2000
Moldova 04-07-2012 (A) 01-02-2013
Monaco 01-03-2007 (A) 01-11-2007
Montenegro 16-01-2012 (A) 01-09-2012
Morocco 24-03-2011 (A) 01-11-2011
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 15-11-1965 03-11-1975 (R) 02-01-1976
Norway 15-10-1968 02-08-1969 (R) 01-10-1969
Pakistan 07-12-1988 (A) 01-08-1989
Poland 13-02-1996 (A) 01-09-1996
Portugal 05-07-1971 27-12-1973 (R) 25-02-1974
Republic of Korea, the 13-01-2000 (A) 01-08-2000
Romania 21-08-2003 (A) 01-04-2004
Russian Federation 01-05-2001 (A) 01-12-2001
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 06-01-2005 (Su) 27-10-1979
San Marino 15-04-2002 (A) 01-11-2002
Serbia 02-07-2010 (A) 01-02-2011
Seychelles 18-11-1980 (A) 01-07-1981
Slovakia 15-03-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Slovenia 18-09-2000 (A) 01-06-2001
Spain 21-10-1976 04-06-1987 (R) 03-08-1987
Sri Lanka 31-08-2000 (A) 01-06-2001
Sweden 04-02-1969 02-08-1969 (R) 01-10-1969
Switzerland 21-05-1985 02-11-1994 (R) 01-01-1995
Tunisia 10-07-2017 (A) 01-02-2018
Turkey 11-06-1968 28-02-1972 (R) 28-04-1972
Ukraine 01-02-2001 (A) 01-12-2001
United Kingdom 10-12-1965 17-11-1967 (R) 10-02-1969
United States of America 15-11-1965 24-08-1967 (R) 10-02-1969
Venezuela 29-10-1993 (A) 01-07-1994
Vietnam 16-03-2016 (A) 01-10-2016

Extensions

Australia

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 01-11-2010
Australian Antarctic Territory 01-11-2010
Christmas Island 01-11-2010
Cocos Islands 01-11-2010
Coral Sea Islands 01-11-2010
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 01-11-2010
Norfolk Island 01-11-2010

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-07-1997
Macao SAR 20-12-1999

France

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Bassas da India 01-09-1972
Clipperton Island 01-09-1972
Comoros (< 06-07-1975) 01-09-1972 06-07-1975
Djibouti (< 27-06-1977) 01-09-1972 27-06-1977
Europa Island 01-09-1972
French Guiana 01-09-1972
French Polynesia 01-09-1972
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 01-09-1972
Glorioso Islands 01-09-1972
Guadeloupe 01-09-1972
Juan de Nova Island 01-09-1972
Martinique 01-09-1972
Mayotte 01-09-1972
New Caledonia 01-09-1972
Réunion 01-09-1972
Saint Barthélemy 01-09-1972
Saint Martin 01-09-1972
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 01-09-1972
Tromelin Island 01-09-1972
Wallis and Futuna 01-09-1972

Portugal

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Macao (<20-12-1999) 12-04-1999 20-12-1999

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Anguilla 28-09-1982
Antigua and Barbuda (< 01-11-1981) 19-07-1970 01-11-1981
Belize (< 21-09-1981) 19-07-1970 21-09-1981
Bermuda 19-07-1970
British Virgin Islands 19-07-1970
Cayman Islands 19-07-1970
Falkland Islands 19-07-1970
Fiji (< 10-10-1970) 19-07-1970 10-10-1970
Gibraltar 19-07-1970
Guernsey 19-07-1970
Hong Kong (< 01-07-1997) 19-07-1970 01-07-1997
Jersey 19-07-1970
Kiribati (< 12-07-1979) 19-07-1970 12-07-1979
Line Islands (< 12-07-1979) 19-07-1970 12-07-1979
Man, Isle of 19-07-1970
Montserrat 19-07-1970
Pitcairn Islands 19-07-1970
Saint Kitts and Nevis (< 19-11-1983) 01-05-1983 19-11-1983
Saint Lucia (< 22-02-1979) 19-07-1970 22-02-1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (<27-10-1979) 19-07-1970 27-10-1979
Saint-Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 19-07-1970
Seychelles (< 29-06-1976) 19-07-1970 29-06-1976
Solomon Islands (< 07-07-1978) 19-07-1970 07-07-1978
Turks and Caicos Islands 19-07-1970

United States of America

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Guam 10-02-1969
Northern Mariana Islands 30-05-1994
Puerto Rico 10-02-1969
US Virgin Islands 10-02-1969

Parent treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Convention relating to civil procedure 17-07-1905 's-Gravenhage
Convention relating to civil procedure 01-03-1954 's-Gravenhage

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