What’s The Difference Between Process Serving And Document Serving?


Whilst these terms are used almost interchangeably by those outside of the legal field, there is a difference between them.


If you wish to commence legal proceedings in NZ, then you need to serve your claim upon the person/business that you are issuing proceedings against; they will then be referred to as the defendant or respondent.


Process Serving is the actual delivery of the document(s) to the defendant or respondent by an individual who is not a party to the claim; this person is called the process server.

Once the Process Serving has been completed, the process server will provide an affidavit of service which proves that the document(s) have been delivered to the defendant or respondent.


Document Serving can be any kind of notice, claim, demand, order or other legal document which is to be formally delivered to a person or business.


Secure Collections & Investigations has an enviably high success rate of Process Serving anywhere in NZ and we are retained by a number of law firms, finance companies, liquidators, banks and other private investigators.


We aim to complete Document Serving within 48 hours of the documents being received by our agent and we have the resources, experience and nationwide network of agents to back this up.


In the event the person needing to be served can’t be located, we can also trace them and carry out investigation and surveillance to locate them.


Do I Need A Process Server?


If you are about to commence legal proceedings against a person or business, then you need to ensure that your processes are thorough and fully compliant. All our agents are government licensed private investigators & repossession agents so you can rest assured you are in good hands.


Fill out the Contact Form or call us now and learn why so many firms choose Secure Collections & Investigations for their Process Serving.