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Inter-American Convention
The United States has a treaty relationship only with countries which are a party to the Convention and the Additional Protocol. The treaty provides a mechanism for service of documents by a foreign central authority. Requests are prepared on a Convention form and transmitted via the U.S. Central Authority. The text of the Convention and Additional Protocol are self-explanatory, but see the reservations and declarations each country made on accession to the treaty available in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Law Digest Volume, Selected International Conventions. Despite the title of the Convention, no formal letter rogatory in the traditional sense is required. The Convention form serves that purpose.
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