1. Costs - No Win No Fee! 

Having long standing relationships with all our overseas partners we have agreements to provide these services on a NO WIN NO FEE basis charging the agreed commission rate against monies recovered only. 

2. Coverage in Costa Rica 

Costa Rica is divided into 7 provinces with San José being the most populous. Our local office is in San Rafael de Escazú which is in the province of San José enabling us to recover debts throughout the entire country. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. The reasons for this are they speak the debtors' language, in the case of Costa Rica Spanish is the most widely spoken. We understand the local cultures and know all the legal processes. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Costa Rica 

It varies in Costa Rica but for commercial claims it's usually 1-4 years but there are many special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim 
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How to Instruct Us 

We simply require the following details: 
Full name & address of the debtor 
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s) 
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help) 
Or ask us to call you – just leave us your details: 

Costa Rica Debt Collection – No Win No Fee 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only. All our international offices and partners initiate the collection processes by sending the debtors a debt collection letter to introduce their involvement. 
Costa Rica is a small country with an open economy.  The country has a population of almost five million people, a third of which live in the metropolitan area of and around the capital, San José. 
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows: 
The local International Debt collection Partners know: 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
Are in the same time zones 
Herewith details of our debt collection service Costa Rica: 

Location of debt recovery office in Costa Rica? 

San Rafael de Escazú (province of San José). All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

6. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response result s from debtors. 

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Costa Rica? 

We have been operating a Central America debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Costa Rica since 1961. Costa Rica is included on our debt collection agency list

What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)? 

We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates

Statue of Limitation in Costa Rica? 

Statutes of limitations are varied. 
Commercial goes from 1 to 4 years. 
Civil goes from 1 to 10 years. 
Costa Rica civil litigation statute of limitations is a law that time limits a plaintiff’s right to bring a claim against a defendant. The statute of limitations in Costa Rica is 1-10 years. However, if an action has been taken within this time then the statute of limitations time will be extended to account for this. Once the specified time period elapses then no action can be taken through the legal processes unless the plaintiff is able to prove exceptional circumstances. Other Statute of Limitations include: 
Costa Rica Open Account Years – 10 years 
Costa Rica Promissory Notes – 4 years 
Costa Rica Oral Agreements – 10 years 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Costa Rica? 

EU laws or other foreign laws do not have any effect. 
Costa Rica is in discussions over a free trade agreement (FTA) as part of several Central America countries together with the European Union (EU) which was signed in 2012 and several parties have provisionally applied in 2013. This is referred to as an Association Agreement (AA) which is a treaty between the European Union (EU) member states and non-EU countries. The other Central America countries included are Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador

How many companies registries in Costa Rica for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

There is 1 company registry in Costa Rica which is called National Registry of Costa Rica (Registro Nacional) located at National Register, Saint Joseph, Curridabat, Costa Rica. 
We have access to Costa Rica Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Costa Rica companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Costa Rica? 

Collection process in Costa Rica is done in Collection Courts. Although very simple in the books, the amount of collections has a huge jam in courts. It does take so long. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Costa Rica B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. Depends where collection takes place, but larger cities have more problems. 

Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims? 

Yes, legal fees can be collected and interest for no more than a year. 

Details on legal service / legal process in Costa Rica. 

Service of collection cases by Court can be tedious and difficult. Expenses must be provided for more expeditious served. 
It is better to start with personal request of payment and threat to sue. 

Costa Rica Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. We provide freshly investigated Costa Rica Credit Reports which can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed. 

Costa Rica Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Costa Rica tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Costa Rica debt collection services which differ from the UK and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

Costa Rica Debt Collection Partners in the following Costa Rica Cities  Alajuela Debt Collection Agency Cartago Debt Collection Agency San Jose Debt Collection Agency  

Which countries border Costa Rica? 

Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. 
It has coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. 

Who are the main trading partners for Costa Rica? 

The main export markets for Costa Rica are USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Guatemala and Panama
The top import countries for Angola are USA, China, Mexico and Guatemala

What is the legal system in Costa Rica? 

The Costa Rica legal system is based on the Napoleonic Civil law. 

What is the Supreme Court in Costa Rica? 

The Supreme Court for Costa Rica is called the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica. 

Costa Rica Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Costa Rica recover overdue debts? 

The debt collection process is initiated by an introductory letter to your debtor stating the amount owed to you and informing them of our involvement. Letters are then followed up with emails and telephone calls. From our experience the most effective part of this process will be the outsourcing to a third party debt collection agency in Costa Rica as the debtor now has to resolve the debt and can no longer hide or provide lame excuses. 

2. How long does the debt recovery agency in Costa Rica take to process a case? 

The debt collection case will be processed immediately up receipt and a letter sent normally by email and post. You will receive an automated confirmation by return. 

3. What is the success rate for debt collection agencies in Costa Rica? 

The success rate of the debt recovery case depends on a number of factors including the solvency of the debtor and whether the case has a legitimate dispute. Our aim is to recover every debt that is recoverable. 

4. Does the debt recovery agency in Costa Rica operate a No Win No Fee debt collection? 

We take on all debt collection cases on No Win No Fee basis only charging the agreed commission against monies recovered. 

5. Why use a local debt recovery agency in Costa Rica? 

The reasons for using a local Costa Rica debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Costa Rica speaks the local language, knows the local laws and operates in the same time zones. 

6. Are there any debts too old or too small for Costa Rica debt collection? 

We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Costa Rica debt collector. 

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Costa Rica? 

Instructing the debt collectors Costa Rica is a simple process. You just email details of the debt, debtor and amount to be recovered and the case can be initiated. 

8. What evidence do I need to provide when instructing the Costa Rica debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Costa Rica just provide copies of invoices/statements, debtor contact details and any relevant information you may have to assist with the recovery process. 

9. Who does the debtor pay? 

In general the debt collector in Costa Rica will request payments to be sent directly to the client but if not possible for any reasons will take payment directly. If payment is taken then cleared funds will be processed and sent to client straight away. 

10. Can I instruct multiple cases? 

You can send unlimited debt case instructions. Our systems will automate volume cases to meet your requirements. 

11. Can you trace debtors in Costa Rica? 

Through our network of skip tracing agents we have an extremely high success rate of locating your absconded debtor. 

12. How long does the debt collection process take? 

On average the debt collections process takes 90 days to resolve an amicable debt recovery case. There are a number of factors that can delay this process but we will keep you informed every step of the way. 

13. What are my options if debt collection in Costa Rica is not successful? 

If the debt recovery service is not successful we will advise you of your options including legal actions. Please note no legal actions or other processes will be taken without prior instruction from you. 
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