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Hague Convention of 15 November 1965
 
 
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  TRANSMISSION OF DOCUMENTS: LANGUAGES
 
  Article 4 - Transmission of documents

The Slovak Republic indicates that it can accept also the Czech and English for the completion of the forms.

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

The Slovak republic is not making a communication as regards Articles 8(3) and 9(2) as the Slovak law does not require a document to be served within a particular period as referred to in those Articles.

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  DATE OF SERVICE
 
  Article 9 - Date of service

The Slovak republic is not making a communication as regards Articles 8(3) and 9(2) as the Slovak law does not require a document to be served within a particular period as referred to in those Articles.

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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 Slovak Republic indicates that it can accept also the Czech and English for the completion of the forms.

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  COSTS OF SERVICE
 
  Article 11- Costs of service

In principle the service is carried out by the requested courts. However, a court may, under certain circumstances, commission a bailiff to serve the documents. In such a case the bailiff's fee is fixed at 6,64 € per served document.

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  SERVICE BY DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR AGENTS
 
  Article 13 - Service by diplomatic or consular agents

The Slovak Republic opposes the possibility of serving judicial documents through diplomatic or consular agents unless the documents are to be served on a national of the Member State in which the document originates

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  DIRECT SERVICE
 
  Article 15 - Direct service

The Slovak law does not permit service of judicial documents from abroad by any person interested in judicial proceedings directly through judicial officers, officials or other competent persons of the Slovak Republic.

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  DEFENDANT NON ENTERING AN APPEARANCE
 
  Article 19 - Defendant non entering an appearance

The Slovak Republic declares, that the judge, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 19(1), may give judgments even if no certificate of service or delivery has been received, if all the conditions set out in this provision are fulfilled.

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