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 French Polynesia 

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France and is divided into 5 regions with the most populous and capital being Papeete. Our local office is in Papeete where we can recover debts throughout all the islands. 

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 French Polynesia the official language is French but Tahitian is also 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 French Polynesia 

5 years (same as France) but there are 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: 

French Polynesia 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. 
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 French Polynesia: 

Location of debt recovery office in French Polynesia? 

Pappete. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

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

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in French Polynesia? 

We have been operating an Oceania/Pacific debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in French Polynesia since 1992. French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia? 

5 years - same as France but with exceptions. 
French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia is 5 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. 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in French Polynesia? 

Polynesia is included in French territory but with plenty of autonomy. 
French Polynesia is listed as an overseas countries and territories (OCT) due to its relationship with France. Their status is described in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and they are not part of the EU or the European Single Market. The original Rome Treaty was signed in March 1957 for the original OCTs and has been reformed several times most notably in the Lisbon Treaty of 2007 and there are currently 13 OCTs. The population for French Polynesia is over 275,000 and the largest settlement is Pape'ete. 

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

2 Registries: One for the commercial companies and a second for individual activities. 
The main company registry in French Polynesia is called Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) / The French Polynesia Chamber of Commerce located at in Paris and the local register is based at based at Papeete 98714, French Polynesia. 
We have access to French Polynesia Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all French Polynesia companies. 

What is the debt collection process in French Polynesia? 

Debt recovery letters, telephone, e-mail and internet and field investigation. We haven't no fix postal address but only postal box address 
For the investigation we need to work with two language: French / Tahitian. Many people on the islands don't speak french. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a French Polynesia B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. It depends of the amount but currently but about five monthly payments. 

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

Yes, fees can be added for French Polynesia debt collection cases according to local law. 

Details on legal service / process in French Polynesia? 

The delay - the most important thing to understand in French Polynesia is to accept a delay. 
The legal process is the same as France. 1st : Order to pay + time for appeal + service by bailiff + summons + seizure of accounts We can handle ourselves in the legal process until EUR 10,000 above which we need a lawyer. We have an agreement with two lawyers for a package of approximately EUR 2,500 for the fully process (excluding bailiff) 
We have a particularity. Polynesia is as vast as Europe so we have a "judicial time" to add for the far archipelago. 
Cash is commonly used in French Polynesia with around 50% of collected each month in cash and only 5% used the credit card. 

French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia 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. 

French Polynesia Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency  services 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. 

Who are the main trading partners for French Polynesia? 

The main trading markets for French Polynesia are China, USA, Singapore and New Zealand

Which countries border French Polynesia? 

French Polynesia has maritime borders with Kiribati, Cook Islands and Pitcairn Islands. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in French Polynesia? 

The Gazette in French Polynesia is called the Journal officiel de la Polynesie française - Official Journal of the French Polynesia. 

French Polynesia Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia? 

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 French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia? 

The reasons for using a local French Polynesia debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia debt collection? 

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

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in French Polynesia? 

Instructing the debt collectors French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia? 

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 French Polynesia 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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