Request to the Central Authority for Québec for the notification of documents from abroad
Requests for the notification in Québec of judicial or extrajudicial documents under the Hague Convention must be sent to the Central Authority for Québec (second paragraph of article 3 of the Hague Convention ). All requests must contain:
- the duly completed and signed form required by the Hague Convention, in duplicate (only the version published on this website will be accepted). For a notification, "(c) by delivery to the addressee" must be checked on the form; and
- the judicial or extrajudicial document to be notified, in duplicate.
Processing of the request
- The Central Authority for Québec sends the form and one copy of the judicial or extrajudicial document to be notified by certified mail to the addressee.
- When the documents are received by the addressee, Canada Post sends the proof of delivery to the Central Authority for Québec.
- The proof of receipt by the addressee and the Certificate, which is duly completed by the Central Authority are sent to the forwarding authority, together with the second copies of the documents.
Notification means the transmission of a judicial or extrajudicial document by certified mail, which provides proof of the sending and delivery to the addressee. If notification is unsuccessful, that is to say, if the recipient does not voluntarily accept the document, service of the document is suggested.
Where the address of a recipient is incorrect, the Central Authority for Québec is under no obligation to determine it. The Central Authority will, however, make the searches as provided in article 1 of the Hague Convention to find the correct address.
Home page of the Service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial