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Service of Process

NOTICE: Due to the on-site staffing shortages caused by COVID-19, effective immediately and until further notice, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Chief Counsel is not accepting personal service of process for actions against the Agency or its personnel in their official capacity. The following procedures do not modify the requirements of Rule 4(i)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding service on an officer or employee sued in his or her individual capacity and should not be used in any action to attempt to perfect service upon any Agency officer or employee sued in his or her individual capacity.

Service of Process of Summonses and Complaints

Pursuant to Rule 4(i)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, mail summonses and complaints against the Agency or its personnel in their official capacity by registered or certified mail, to:

Office of Chief Counsel
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 4.4-B
Washington, D.C. 20229

To aid in prompt handling of any summons and complaint, parties are encouraged to also email a copy to cbpserviceintake@cbp.dhs.gov

Service of Process for Subpoenas

Email subpoenas against the Agency or its personnel in their official capacity to cbpserviceintake@cbp.dhs.gov. You may also send a courtesy copy of the subpoena by registered or certified mail to the address above.

 

Last modified: 
April 28, 2020
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