Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents Law and Legal Definition

P> Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters is an international convention that dictates the formal and ordinarily complicated procedures for affecting the service of process in a foreign country. This treaty was signed in The Hague on 15 November 1965 by members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

This convention is also known as Hague Service Convention. It allows service of judicial documents from one signatory state to another without use of consular and diplomatic channels. More than 35 countries are parties to the convention. The U.S. signed this convention in 1969.