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Skip Tracing

What Is Skip Tracing?

Skip tracing is the process of tracking, locating, or tracing a missing individual who must be found to serve them legal documents.

Our professional staff work diligently to locate the person’s current contact and personal details, which include, but are not limited to, their current residential address, phone number, and place of employment.

What Sort Of Location Or Skip Tracing Services Do You Provide?

Royal Process Serving offers a range of skip tracing services in the Lower Mainland. Our professionally trained and licensed tracers use lawful and ethical techniques to locate missing persons including but not limited to:

  • Plaintiffs, Defendants, and Witnesses

  • Debtors

  • Family Members, Beneficiaries, and Heirs

  • Former Tenants who owe court awarded monies such as back rent or damages

Where Do You Provide Skip Tracing Services?

We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we conduct most of our operations in the Lower Mainland. However, it is common for individuals who are avoiding legal or other proceedings to cross provincial or even national boundaries. By working with our extensive affiliate network, we can locate missing persons throughout the world

How Long Does It Take To Find Someone?

Our qualified skip tracing investigative team typically locates and reports back on a person’s last known whereabouts in under 20 days. If we anticipate encountering any delay, you will be notified in a timely fashion.

For urgent cases, we can provide expedited service for an additional cost.

Is Your Staff Specially Trained?

Our staff is fully trained and aware of federal privacy laws, the violation of which can lead to severe fines. By knowing how to navigate the various rules and laws both federally and provincially, such as those applicable to credit reporting, our team can locate missing individuals accurately, quickly, and in full compliance with the law. We conduct all of our services with the utmost discretion to protect the privacy of all individuals involved.

As an agency, we carry a $2 million liability insurance which sets us apart from the majority of skip tracing agencies that do not qualify for insurance.

How Much Does It Cost?

If you are looking to utilize our skip tracing services, please contact us and will be happy to provide you with a quote based on the type of service requested. If you are a law firm or a larger organization in need of skip tracing services, we offer pricing plans based on the volume of service.

How Is Skip Tracing Done?

The skip tracer will use resources such as specialized databases, public records, and other intelligence techniques to locate the individual that does not want to be found. Once the trained skip tracer gathers the information, they will deliver the results to clients that need the information for legal purposes.

Is Skip Tracing Legal In Canada?

Yes, skip tracing is legal in Canada. Professionally licensed companies are allowed to offer skip tracing services based on the purposes of the search and the license they have obtained. WCPS ensures that the information obtained is in full compliance with the law

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