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Hague Convention of 15 November 1965
 
 
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  TRANSMISSION OF DOCUMENTS: LANGUAGES
 
 

Article 4 - Transmission of documents


The languages which may be used to complete the form referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation and the certificate of service referred to in Article 10(2) of the Regulation are English and German.

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  REFUSAL TO ACCEPT A DOCUMENT
 
  Article 8 - Refusal to accept a document

If a document has to be served within a particular period in the Netherlands, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant is determined by Dutch law.

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  DATE OF SERVICE
 
 

Article 9 - Date of service


If a document has to be served within a particular period in the Netherlands, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant is determined by Dutch law.

However, where according to the law of a Member State a document has to be served within a particular period, the date to be taken into account with respect to the applicant shall be that determined by the law of that Member State.


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  CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND COPY OF THE DOCUMENTS SERVED: LANGUAGES
 
 

Article 10 - Certificate of service and copy of the documents served

 

The languages which may be used to complete the form referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation and the certificate of service referred to in Article 10(2) of the Regulation are English and German.

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  COSTS OF SERVICE
 
  Article 11 - Costs of service

The fixed fee for the costs of recourse to a judicial officer or to a person competent under the law of the Member State addressed has been set at €65.

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  SERVICE BY DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR AGENTS
 
 

Article 13 - Service by diplomatic or consular agents

 

The Netherlands does not object to the possibility of a Member State serving judicial documents on persons residing in the Netherlands, without application of any compulsion, directly through its diplomatic or consular agents.

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  DIRECT SERVICE
 
 

Article 15 - Direct service


Direct service by a judicial officer on persons residing in the Netherlands, pursuant to Article 15 of the Regulation, is permitted.

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  DEFENDANT NON ENTERING AN APPEARANCE
 
 

Article 19 - Defendant non entering an appearance


Notwithstanding Article 19(1), judges in the Netherlands may give judgment if the conditions of Article 19(2) are fulfilled.

An application for relief, within the meaning of Article 19(4) of the Regulation, is admissible if it is submitted within one year of the date of the judgment.

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  AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS TO WHICH MEMBER STATES ARE PARTIES
 
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  MEANS OF RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS
 
 

Judicial officers may receive documents by post. Receiving agencies for which a fax number or e-mail address is given in the Annex may also receive documents by fax or e-mail.

 
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