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The services referred to in these legal conditions will be provided according to these legal terms and conditions, which set out our responsibilities as a provider and your rights and responsibilities as a customer, as well as information relating to reserving currencies for collection in branches.

Our Privacy Policy will be also applicable for the purpose of the protection of your personal data.

This website is operated by Global Exchange Casa de Cambio, S.A. (hereinafter “Global Exchange”) a company incorporated Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, área de oficinas de aerolíneas, lado terminal mezzanine, Alajuela, Costa Rica and number 3-101-346229.

This company is registered in the Mercantile Section of the Public Registry at volume six hundred ninety-eight, folio forty-five, seat fifty-one, and, authorized to provide currency exchange services and participate in the forex market by means of the operating license issued by the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Costa Rica as of nine of January of two thousand and four, and the operating license issued by the General Superintendence of Financial Institutions as of seven of December of two thousand and four.

The terms of use of the websites of Global Exchange Casa de Cambio, S.A (Global Exchange) can be consulted in the Legal Notice.


With this service, Global Exchange, offers you the possibility to reserve the desired currency in order to be able to withdraw it and pay for it in our branches ("booking with in-branch collection").


Bookings can be made via telephone, by calling the freephone number 800-4562259 or on our website: http://www.global-exchange.com/en/web/reservascr.

Bookings through the website can be made in English and Spanish.

Only certain currencies are kept in physical stock, and so bookings can only be made for those available. An estimated time of collection depending on the availability and the place of collection will be given on the website for each currency request.

In any case, the customer must provide a valid identification, as well as an email address and telephone number to enable Global Exchange to contact him/her and duly deliver the booking.

Bookings may be subject to a maximum value per calendar month, quarter and year.


When placing a booking for in-branch collection, you will be informed by telephone or online about the estimated exchange rate (price), which is variable depending on the chosen collection branch, fees and expenses. The booking will be paid in the indicated branch on the day of collection.

It should be borne in mind that entities authorized to exchange currencies are not obliged to apply official exchange rates and may apply a commercial margin and/or fee.


The amount of the booking will be paid in full, in cash or by card, if this means of payment is enabled, in the chosen branch on the day selected by the user.


Once you have placed a booking for in-branch collection and after we have accepted it, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of the transaction specifying: the approximate price, additional expenses, the method of payment, the collection address and day and time slot for collection.

In the event that the booking is not accepted by the user, no liability will arise for the user.


The booking will be available to pick-up in the branch and on the day indicated in the confirmation email.

The booking will be delivered only to the person who made it, and so the customer must provide a valid identification.

Booking collections will be subject to compliance with the measures of due diligence and internal control applicable in compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations.


Global Exchange ensures that the currency provided is of top quality and corresponds to the currency in force in the issuing country.


1. Cancellations:

The user may cancel a booking before the chosen pick-up date at the branch has expired. In no case will we charge the user.

To cancel a booking, the customer must contact Global Exchange’s Customer Service at the freephone: 800-4562259, as soon as possible, and provide us with his/her booking number.

In any case, Global Exchange will deem the booking as cancelled if the user does not appear at the agreed branch on the pick-up date, or within the next 72 hours.

2. Returns:

Once the booking has been collected, the customer will have 15 calendar days to return it. We will only accept returns of the full amount of the transaction and the same tickets that were issued, identified by their serial number. To make a return, the customer must go to any of our exchange offices in Costa Rica, and provide the original receipt of the exchange transaction.

Returns can be only requested by the person who made the currency exchange transaction, and the person in question will need to provide the same identification document that he/she used for the exchange transaction.

After verifying that the serial numbers of the banknotes match those from the transaction, Global Exchange will refund the corresponding amount. Refunds will be only made in cash.


Global Exchange, in compliance with the provisions of the regulations applicable to its activity, informs users of:

The Global Exchange Customer Service department to which users can file complaints and claims, by writing to one of the following addresses:

Postal Address: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, área de oficinas de aerolíneas, lado terminal mezzanine, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Website: through the contact form on our website: https://www.global-exchange.com.au/customer-service

Email: Customer Service Contact Form

Our department will attend and resolve the complaints and claims presented, within the term of two months from receipt, informing the user in the same way chosen by him, about the result of his procedure.



At Global Exchange we specialize in currency exchange services:

  •   400 branches in 23 countries
  •   More than 2,500 employees
  •   More than 12 million Customers a year
  •   More than 22,000 transactions a day
  •   Rendering services 24/7