Tracing Overseas

Arkline Legal Agents can undertake almost all types of international tracing projects, from one-off instructions to regular bulk tracing projects. We partner with leading international investigators most registered with the World Association of Detectives (WAD), one of the oldest and largest establishments of its kind in the world. They are experts at finding people who may be debtors or beneficiaries quickly and in compliance with domestic and international law.
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Our international trading agents use a variety of means to trace individuals according to what is available to them in their country, it may involve databases and/or field visits. Everyone who works with us understands how to deal with sensitive tracing cases, including those involving elderly and vulnerable people, and has the training and skills to establish trust and confidence with the beneficiary.

International tracing is highly specialised as the following factors must be considered at all times:

  • The different laws, regulations, and customs in the particular country which is the focus of the trace.
  • Potential language barriers. 
  • Understanding whether the subject is a citizen of the focus country or a recent immigrant.
  • Establishing trust with the beneficiary or their relatives, especially if they have previously been the victim of a scam.

All our tracing partners are highly professional and work in a legally compliant, sensitive manner. We can also undertake mortality tracing, employment tracing, asset tracing, and UK beneficiary tracing[CM1] .

Although our team is regularly involved in large-volume tracing projects, we are routinely instructed to trace an individual or a small number of people. Regardless of the number of individuals you need to find, you will receive scrupulous, personal, and dedicated service.

We can trace beneficiaries and subjects in the following countries:

  • AllEU/EEA states (including Spain, Republic of Ireland)
  • North America
  • Nigeria
  • Australia
  • NewZealand

To find out more about how we can trace overseas beneficiaries, please get in touch today

Key Benefits

  • You will receive the address of the beneficiary and confirmation it is the right person.
  • We have the expertise required to deal with sensitive cases and you can be confident that our systems and processes comply with data protection and privacy rules and regulations.
  • Weekly management reports for large volume tracing projects to allow clients to keep track of progress and update stakeholders.
  • We have access to databases not available to the general public and we also know the right search tools to use to undertake every type of international beneficiary tracing instruction. This allows us to work effectively and keep costs reasonable.

Key Features

  • Individual and bulk instructions are undertaken.
  • Telephone numbers and emails provided if located during trace inquiry
  • Enquiries involving two or more countries.
  • Free re-trace for up to one month from the date of the report if the individual is not at the trace address.

What we Need From You

To receive a quote, please email

  • The number one to indicate the first item needed to trace an asset

    An email or covering letter containing your contact details and specific instructions.

  • The number two to indicate the second item needed to trace an asset

    The subject’s full name, last known address, and reasons for tracing.

  • The number two to indicate the second item needed to trace an asset

    The subject’s, date of birth, telephone, email address, previous/parental address, and employment details.

Why Choose Us?

  • Member of the Association of British Investigators (ABI), the only professional investigations association endorsed by the legal profession.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Certification - UKAS Accredited
  • Member of the World Association of Detectives (WAD)
  • Not only do we have a specialist in-house tracing team, but we also have a licensed field force that operates throughout the UK. We also have contacts with approved tracing agents based overseas.
  • All our employees are trained on the compliance requirements of the UK GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, and other relevant privacy laws.
  • As a niche company dedicated to providing debtor tracing expertise and process serving we collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and provide clients with one point of contact. We respond to all client phone calls and emails as swiftly as possible. Our team also prides itself on their agility and creativity, ensuring they meet clients’ objectives regardless of the complexity of the debt tracing project.
  • At Arkline Legal Agents, we invest heavily in technology to ensure our clients receive best in class service and results. Our point of difference is that we subscribe to all the available tracing databases.
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