Certified Translation of a Foreign Judgment, Ruling or Arbitral Award in Costa Rica

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Looking to enforce a foreign judgment, ruling or arbitral award in Costa Rica? We offer superior legal translation services & can provide a certified translation of your foreign judgment, ruling or arbitral award for this purpose.  If you’d like to know a bit more about the requirements set by Costa Rican law for this procedure, read on!

Article 99.2 of Costa Rica’s new (important amendments came into force on October 2018) Code of Civil Procedure (Law No. 9342) sets forth the general requirements that need to be met (through a lawyer) in order to enforce a foreign judgment or ruling:

  1. Submit an authentic copy of the foreign judgment, ruling or arbitral award issued by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitral tribunal.
  2. If the foreign judgment, ruling or arbitral award was issued in a language other than Spanish, submit an official translation issued by an official translator authorized by the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Submit proof that the defendant or respondent was duly served with the process.
  4. Petition must have a connection with Costa Rica.
  5. There can’t be a judicial proceeding pending in Costa Rica regarding the same case.
  6. There can’t be a final judgment (not subject to appeal, i.e. res judicata) regarding the same case in Costa Rica.

At karlssontranslations we offer certified, official translations authorized by the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  We offer superior legal translation services & can provide a certified translation of your foreign judgment, ruling or arbitral award for this purpose.

For quotes: email us a photo or scan of your documents and we’ll reply with a price & time estimate.  One page documents/certificates are usually ready within 24 hours.

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Law No. 9342: Costa Rican Code of Civil Procedure.

 

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