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 Tonga 

Tonga is an island in Oceania which is divided into 5 regions with the capital and most populous region being Nuku'alofa. Our local office is in Nukuʻalofa so we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Tonga. 

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 this case Tongan is the official and most widely spoken language. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Tonga 

5 years 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: 

Tonga 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 Tonga: 

Location of debt recovery office in Tonga? 

Nuku'alofa. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

There are two law practitioners including myself and a secretary. 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 Tonga? 

We have been operating an Oceania/Pacific debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Tonga since 2010. Tonga 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 Tonga? 

Our statute of limitation in Tonga is 5 years. 
Tonga 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 Tonga 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 Tonga? 

Our laws is basically Commonwealth based unlike the civil law countries such as European Union which is a bit different. 
There is currently no Free Trade Agreement that have been signed or any ongoing negotiations between Tonga and European Union. 

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

We have 1 company registry in Tonga which is run by the Ministry of Labour. 
There is 1 company registry in Tonga which is called Kingdom of Tonga - Business Registries Office located at Registrar of Companies - Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, PO Box 110, Salote Road, Nuku’alofa, TONGA. 
We have access to Tonga Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Tonga companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Tonga? 

Collection process is usually done by bailiff officers, under the ministry of Justice who are empowered thru writ of distress to carry out seizing of properties to be sold by public or private auction. There is no time limitation to collect debt. However, it depends on nature of the property to be seized. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Tonga B2B debt collection case varies from case to case but we find the average is about 45 days for the first payment. 

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

Interest is allowed for in civil claims and for late payments, interest attracts as penalty. 

Details on legal service / process in Tonga? 

Our legal process is similar to any Courts of the Commonwealth. Once you filed a writ of summon attaching a statement of claim, you serve them and the defendants have 28 days to reply, If no reply, you go for judgment. If reply given, you go for disclosure of documents, exchange of documents, preparing briefs of evidence, fixing of hearing dates and the actual trial. The minimum time you will have a hearing after filing a civil summon is at least 9 months. We have three high court judges who are sitting in our Supreme Court. One of them presides over criminal matters, one deals with land matters, family and divorce and the Chief Justice deals with civil and anything else. 
These three judges also do circuits to the outer islands twice within a year. So it takes at least 9 months before you have a hearing. 
Yes, we also recognise mediation, negotiation and arbitration in civil proceedings. 

Tonga 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 Tonga 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. 

Tonga Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Tonga 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 Tonga 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. 

Sister Cities for Debt Collection in Nukuʻalofa 

Nukuʻalofa is a city located in Oceania whose sister city is: 
Whitby, UK 

Who are the main trading partners for Tonga? 

The main import and export partner for Tonga are New Zealand, Singapore, USA and Japan

Which countries border Tonga? 

Tonga is an island nation in the Pacific whose neighbouring countries include Fiji to the west, Cook Islands to the east and Samoa north. 

What is the Supreme Court in Tonga? 

The Supreme Courts for Tonga are called: 
The Court of Appeal of Tonga is the supreme court in Tonga for all criminal and most civil matters which was established in 1875 and is located in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. 
The Privy Council of Tonga is the highest ranking council to advise the Monarch in the Kingdom of Tonga 
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