Measure Implementation

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes. Separate service of any document, including summons, falls outside the scope of the EIO. Procedural documents can be sent directly to the addressee by post. Alternatively, documents may be sent to the competent Circuit Prosecutor’s Office (Prokuratura Okręgowa) in pre-trial stage, or to the competent District Court (Sąd Rejonowy) in trial stage of the proceedings where it will be processed to deliver the documents to the addressee in person.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 1959 Convention and its Second Protocol, and MLA 2000 Convention as supplemented by bilateral agreements in force (with Austria, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Germany).

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Circuit Prosecutor´s Office (Prokuratura Okręgowa) – for the pre-trial stage District Court (Sąd Rejonowy) – for the trial stage Ministry of Justice Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights acting as the central authority. National Prosecutor’s Office Bureau of International Cooperation – in the pre-trial stage.

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Polish. English and French are also possible.

Execution deadline

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

No deadlines. However, the transmission of the summons can be refused if less than 30 days remain before the date for appearance.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements


Last reviewed on 22 January 2024 by EJN Secretariat


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