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Why Is There a Service Fee Occurred? – Service of Process and Hague Service Convention Series (7)-CTD 101 Series

Fri, 03 Mar 2023
Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌
Editor: C. J. Observer

Currently, service fees are only charged on requests coming from the U.S. and Canada on a reciprocal basis and at the equivalent amount.

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For the request from the U.S., the service fees are charged with the rate of 95.00 USD per recipient in China. For the request from Canada, the service fees are charged with the rate of 100.00 CAD per recipient in China. These fees should be paid by wire transfer according to the new rule of the Supreme People’s Court of China and the detailed payment information is as follows:


Account number: 11200314040000138

Beneficiary Bank: Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Branch


The address of the Beneficiary bank: Block A, Xinyang Commercial BLDG, No.1 Zhushikou E, ST, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Please specify in the note column the identity of the addressee during the wire transfer. Meanwhile, a receipt or a photocopy of the wire transfer shall be attached with the service request.

Source: Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China, the Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (posted on HCCH), available at



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Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌

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