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Procedure for sending/ forwarding Court Order/ Summons Community Affairs

Procedure for sending/ forwarding Court Order/ Summons

“Services of judicial processes (summons, legal notices, orders, etc..) outside India are regulated by reciprocal arrangements between the Governments of India and USA, finalized and notified by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in criminal matters and Ministry of Law and Justice (MoLJ) in civil/commercial matters.  Accordingly, any court or legal documents for service under the US-India Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty [MLAT] should be routed through the central authority in India i.e. Ministry of Home Affairs (Under Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Internal Security-II Division/Legal Cell, 1st Floor, C Wing, NDCC_II Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi- 110001) in criminal matters and the Ministry of Law and Justice (MoLJ), (Department of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, A-wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi- 110001) in civil and commercial matters".