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Profile of the Procedure (Associated with Law 8220) and Gazette No. 157, August 18, 2014.

1. General Aspects

Description of the procedure:

This procedure is provided to those people who request an electrical service for a property in which there is already a meter installed but want it to be registered in the name of a specific natural or legal person other than the one currently registered.

Binding Documents: Standard "AR-NT-SUCOM" Supervision of the commercialization of electricity supply in low and medium voltage "

Other provisions:

- Electrical Code of Costa Rica for the Safety of Life and Property.

- Table of Annual Depreciation Percentages of the General Directorate of Direct Taxation, of the Ministry of Finance.

- Term of resolution: 8 business days once the technical requirements have been met.

- Cost of the procedure: It is calculated according to the tariff defined by the ARESEP

2. General Considerations:

Where can you complete this procedure?

- CNFL Branches and Agencies

Any capable person may request services and carry out procedures on behalf of the applicant, client or user, by means of authorization granted in accordance with article 283, of the General Law of Public Administration or special, general or general power of attorney. The institution will keep the original of the authorization, the special power of attorney and the certifications of the general and very general powers of attorney, will deliver a copy of the authorization and the special power of attorney to the authorized or special attorney, as appropriate, and will indicate which acts have been executed.

In the same way, you can contact our free call center 800-ENERGIA (800-3637442) or through the chat center where our executives will be clarifying any questions related to the procedure.

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3. Administrative Requirements

In accordance with the Law 8990 of the 27 / 09 / 2011, which modifies the Law N ° 8220 "Protection of the citizen from the excess of requirements and administrative procedures", as established in his article 4, proceeds to publish the update of the requirements for the procedures related to the electric power supply service, provided by the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, SA (CNFL) Description of requirements for Electric Services that apply to sectors of public roads in which the CNFL has electro-energy availability:

- We remind you that you must abide by the new electrical code contemplated in Decree No. 36979-MEIC.

- Regulation of Officialization of the Electrical Code of Costa Rica for the Safety of Life and Property.

3.1 General Requirements.

For natural person:

 Original identity card for nationals, in case of being foreigners they must present documents that prove their permanence in the country, either: residence card, temporary residence permit, refugee card, pensioned resident card or rentier resident card, card of territorial asylee.

- Copy of identity card and authenticated letter of authorization "and / or special, general or general power of attorney. For whoever presents to process (in case the subscriber of the service is not the one who presents to carry out the process or if he is a representative of the business).

For legal entity:

- Original legal status (no more than one month after it was issued).

- Original identity card of legal representative, in case of being foreigners they must present documents that prove their stay in the country, either: residence card, temporary residence permit, refugee card, pensioned resident card or rentier resident card, territorial asylee card.

- Copy of identity card and authenticated authorization letter "and / or special, general or general power of attorney for the person who presents to process (in case the service subscriber is not the one who presents to carry out the process or if he is a representative of the company) .

3.2 Specific Requirements:

- Location, contract number or meter number of the electric service available in the place.

- For Property Rental: Copy of the rental contract, the original of which must be authenticated by a lawyer or written authorization from the property owner and the registry report. In the absence of a contract, a sworn statement authenticated by a lawyer is required.

- For Property Purchase: Photocopy of public deed or original registry report with no more than three (3) months of issuance or photocopy of the first testimony of the sale purchase. The electrical service will remain in the name of the owner of the registry, be it a natural or legal person.

3.3 References:

- Telephone number, exact address by province, canton and district, email.

- Cancel the guarantee deposit approved by the Regulatory Authority of Public Services corresponding to the requested service, it is made when it is attended at the window.

- The service must be up to date on its billing.

- Signing of the application and / or corresponding acceptance contracts (in our agencies).

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4. Technical Requirements

Visit the following link: National Technical Regulation ARESEP

Remember to hire the Engineer of your confidence to advise you adequately with the fulfillment of these requirements.

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