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FAMILY LAW REGULATIONS 1984 - REG 21AR

Request for service

             (1)  A party to proceedings may request service of a document relating to the proceedings on a person in a convention country by:

                     (a)  filing a request for service of the document in accordance with Forms 1A and 1B in Schedule 1; and

                     (b)  giving to the relevant Registrar of the court in which the proceedings are pending the following documents:

                              (i)  the document to be served;

                             (ii)  a translation of the document into the language of the convention country;

                            (iii)  copies of the document to be served and the translation;

                            (iv)  any further copies of the document and translation required by the convention.

             (2)  The relevant Registrar must seal the documents mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) with the seal of the court and give them to the Secretary for transmission to the convention country for service.

             (3)  For subparagraph(1)(b)(ii), the translation must include a certificate, in the language of the convention country, by the person who made the translation, certifying that it is a translation of the document of which it purports to be a translation.



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