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Practical application of the Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 in Lithuania



On 1 January 2016 the amendments of Lithuanian national legislation came into force meaning that the function of the service of the documents in the territory of Lithuania has been transferred from the local courts to the judicial officers (bailiffs), hereby, the fee for service of documents in the Republic of Lithuania has been set out, which is 110 EUR (one hundred ten euro).

Due to technical issues, Lithuania’s notification on amended practical application of the Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Service in the Member States of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, Repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000, (hereinafter – Regulation) is not available yet on the European e-Justice Portal (while the European Judicial ATLAS is being phased out and information on this website is not being updated anymore).

By the national law, which came into force on 1 January 2016, Lithuania has designated the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania as the competent receiving agency (the single one) under Article 2(2) of the Regulation:

Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania (liet. Lietuvos antstolių rūmai).
Address: Konstitucijos Ave. 15, LT-09319 Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania
Account No. LT92 4010 0424 0031 5815, AB “DnB bankas”, bank code 40100, SWIFT code AGBLLT2X
Data accumulated and stored in the Register of Legal Entities, code 126198978.
Tel. +370 5 2750067, +370 5 275 0068
E-mail: info@antstoliurumai.lt
Website: www.antstoliurumai.lt

Service of judicial and extra judicial documents is accepted by means of post and email.

The Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania organises and coordinates the service of the documents and their forwarding to judicial officers (bailiffs) for execution according to the operational territory. In Lithuania the languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I are Lithuanian and English.

The fee for service of documents in the Republic of Lithuania is EUR 110 (one hundred ten euro).

The application for service of documents shall be accompanied with the evidence supporting the payment of the fee by a bank transfer to the account of the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania (see its contact and bank account details above).

Where in relation to the submission of the application the fee of EUR 110 is not paid, and no documents supporting the payment of the fee are submitted, the receiving authority shall return the documents in the same order as they were received, indicate the reason for returning the documents, and provide the information about the amount of the fee and possible payment methods. The return of the documents does not mean the documents cannot be submitted for service repeatedly.

Within the Republic of Lithuania, the documents can be served without having paid the fee of EUR 110, provided the applicant submits the evidence that the fee has been paid or compensated from the funds of the State-guaranteed legal assistance.

In case the application includes a request for service of the documents in a specific way requiring additional expenses the applicant shall defray the expenses not included in the fee of EUR 110 in advance and in the specific required way according to the documents supporting the amount of the specific expenses submitted by the Chamber of Judicial Officers of Lithuania (bailiffs).
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