Canada does not object to service by postal channels. In all cases, service via the postal channel should include a signed receipt mechanism (required under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4).
Mail service pursuant to the Hague Service Convention is fraught with problems — even where the destination state has not objected to such service. American jurisdictions are split regarding propriety of mail service under the Convention. Plaintiffs are advised to proceed with caution when employing this channel — and LLS recommends against using this channel for service in Canada.
Article 10(b) & 10(c):
Canada has not lodged objections to service by judicial officers, officials or other competent persons; nor has Canada objected to service by “other interested persons.” However, the definition of those terms can vary wildly, so careful consideration must guide the analysis of which channel is most appropriate.
LLS can assist you with service and can help you understand and meet the requirements for service of process, as well as a host of other legal procedures, in Canada. Please call 1-800-755-5775 for more information.