Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act, 1994
Act 27 of 1994
- Published in Government Gazette 977 on 29 November 1994
- Assented to on 16 November 1994
- Commenced on 29 November 1994
- [This is the version of this document from 29 November 1994 and includes any amendments published up to 17 November 2023.]
1. DefinitionsIn this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates -“designated country” means a country declared as such under section 2(1);“Minister” means the Minister of Justice;“process” means any process in a civil matter and includes any document relating to such matter.
2. Designation of countries for purposes of this Act
3. Service of process received from designated country
4. Service of process in designated countryNotwithstanding the provisions of any other law relating to the service of any process outside Namibia, any process, other than a process relating to the enforcement of a civil judgment, may be issued by the registrar of the High or Supreme Court or by any clerk of the magistrate’s court, as the case may be, without leave of the court in question.
5. AuthenticationNotwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the authentication of any process for the purposes of the service or a return of service thereof shall not be required if such process is issued within a designated country and was certified to be an original process or a true copy or translation thereof, as the case may be.
6. Short titleThis Act shall be called the Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act, 1994.
History of this document
29 November 1994 this version
16 November 1994