|Party to Hague Service Convention?||No|
|Party to Hague Evidence Convention?||No|
|Party to Hague Apostille Convention?||No|
|Party to Inter-American Convention?||Yes|
|Service of Process by Mail?||No|
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Chile is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. But see Chile’s response to the 2008 Hague Conference on Private International Law questionnaire on the practical operation of the Hague Service Convention.
The United States and Chile are parties to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol.. The U.S. Central Authority for the treaty is the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Foreign Litigation, Washington, D.C. Requests for service under the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol may be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice's contractor, Process Forwarding International (PFI), for transmittal to the Chilean Central Authority.
Service on a Foreign State: See also our Service Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) feature and FSIA Checklist for questions about service on a foreign state, agency or instrumentality.
Prosecution Requests: U.S. federal or state prosecutors should also contact the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, Department of Justice for guidance.
Defense Requests in Criminal Matters: Criminal defendants or their defense counsel seeking judicial assistance in obtaining evidence or in effecting service of documents abroad in connection with criminal matters may do so via the letters rogatory process.