Service of Process in the Philippines

Service of Process in the PhilippinesNo treaty governing service of process in civil or commercial matters is currently in force between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

Were the procedure effective, formal service of process in the Philippines would ordinarily be carried out via letter rogatory. The US State Department, however, has indicated that letters rogatory are rare in the Philippines and are unlikely to be executed.

Fortunately, Philippine law allows for direct service by agent and LLS has reputable agents throughout the Philippines.  Once the documents are served, our agent will execute the affidavit of service before a local notary or US Consular Officer.

LLS can assist you with service and can help you understand and meet the requirements for service of process in Philippines and more than 90 other countries. Call 800-755-5775 to speak with one of our staff attorneys.

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