You have a case in which you need to serve a party who lives in a foreign country. You need to know about the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. According to an article written by Mark A. Canizio and Jessica Y. Singh for the New York Law Journal (August 27, 2010):
"Extending for more than 4,000 miles, the Silk Road used to interconnect a network of trade routes across the Asian continent with the Mediterranean world as well as Africa and Europe. The Silk Road once used to transport foreign goods, especially luxuries such as satin, spices, medicines, jewels, and of course, silk, from other parts of the world. Undoubtedly, "the world was getting smaller" then.
"The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, 20 UST 361, TIAS No. 6638 (1969), is a multilateral treaty designed to simplify the methods for serving process abroad to assure that defendants sued in foreign jurisdictions receive actual and timely notice of suit and to facilitate proof of service abroad.
"Pursuant to the Hague Convention, the primary method of service is through the Central Authority established by each member state. However, service through the Central Authority is often time-consuming and costly. Fortunately, the use of the Central Authority for service is not mandatory under the Hague Convention. Alternatively, service of process may be effectuated by mail under Article 10(a) of the Hague Convention, provided that the state of designation does not object. Article 10 provides in relevant part [MORE] . . . "