https://planetdepos.com We Make It Happen Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:08:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Four Critical Components in Scheduling International Deposition Locations https://planetdepos.com/four-critical-components-in-scheduling-international-deposition-locations/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8692 By Suzanne Quinson One of the hurdles to tackle when planning for international depositions is the search for the right location. For someone scheduling their first deposition in Tampere, for example, this can be a bit like chasing a shadow ...
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By Suzanne Quinson

One of the hurdles to tackle when planning for international depositions is the search for the right location. For someone scheduling their first deposition in Tampere, for example, this can be a bit like chasing a shadow in a fog. Here are four points to consider when looking for a deposition location in an area unfamiliar to you.

  1. Proximity to the legal team’s hotel – if possible, book a conference room in the hotel where the attorneys are staying. This saves on transportation costs, as well as time! It’s a huge bonus if the hotel has an adequate business center to help with last-minute print jobs, though the court reporting agency can help you find nearby printers, and shredders as well, if needed.
  2. Technical capabilities – will videoconferencing (mobile or traditional) be needed? If so, don’t forget to conduct a test call prior to the deposition date, to verify the connection strength and stability.
  3. Comfort – this includes any catering considerations. If food and beverage will be requested, confirm any dietary restrictions can be accommodated. In cases of multiple days of depositions, the comfort factor is of the utmost importance both to the attorneys and witnesses.
  4. Expense (of course) – certain cities are notoriously expensive. Hot spots like Paris and Hong Kong can require some creativity to save costs for your client (for example, deposing a witness in a hotel room, rather than reserving a separate conference room). Don’t forget to check cancellation policies and fees as well. Check with the court reporting agency to see if a corporate discount is available if they book the conference room on your behalf.

The location for a deposition abroad should so completely meet all your needs it’s like taking the deposition in your own conference room at your office. This is entirely possible with proper planning and preparation.

The Planet Depos International Team works with local court reporters around the world and has been scheduling international depositions for over a decade. For assistance scheduling international depositions, contact Planet Depos International Scheduling at 888.433.3767 or international.scheduling@planetdepos.com.

Suzanne Quinson - Case Manager

Suzanne Quinson – Case Manager

 

 

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International Depositions: Should I Stay or Should I Go? https://planetdepos.com/international-depositions-travel-videoconference/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=9089 By Katelin Myers Should I stay or should I go?  Not only is this a catchy 1980s hit single, but it’s also a common question from attorneys and paralegals when planning depositions abroad. With the advancement of video streaming technology, ...
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By Katelin Myers

Should I stay or should I go?  Not only is this a catchy 1980s hit single, but it’s also a common question from attorneys and paralegals when planning depositions abroad. With the advancement of video streaming technology, counsel will often elect to stay in the U.S. when deposing their international witnesses. However, as convenient as this option may sound, there are a few factors to consider when deciding to attend in person or remotely:

Should you attend a deposition in person or remotely?

If the parties attend remotely, the next factor to consider is the method of video streaming.  Two of the most common means are through either videoconference or mobile videoconference. Just like the attendance factor, there are several pros and cons to consider:

Pros and Cons to an International Videoconference for a Deposition

The pros and cons to a mobile videoconference for an international deposition

For more information on international videoconferencing, contact Planet Depos at International@planetdepos.com or call 888.433.3767.

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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Discovery and Depositions in Germany (Updated 2017) https://planetdepos.com/discovery-depositions-germany/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:15:37 +0000 http://planetdepos.com/?p=3595 Updated by Neal Price Although Germany is a party to The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters, the German Ministry of Justice has placed certain restrictions regarding how voluntary depositions of German citizens ...
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Castle Steinhöfel - Brandenburg, Germany

Updated by Neal Price

Although Germany is a party to The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters, the German Ministry of Justice has placed certain restrictions regarding how voluntary depositions of German citizens may be conducted.

LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION – The German Ministry of Justice limits the location where depositions may take place to the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt. The U.S. Consulate General is located in the northeast quadrant of historic Frankfurt am Main (Nord-Ost).

RESERVATIONS AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL – Once you have the Notice of Deposition or the Court Commission stating that the deposition is to be taken before the Consul, it must be submitted to the Consulate. At least six weeks before the deposition is to take place, the Notice and the mandatory scheduling fee of $1,283 must be sent to the Consulate.

GETTING PERMISSION FROM THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE – Upon receipt of the Notice and the fees, the Consulate will ask the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to approach the Ministry of Justice to request approval for the deposition.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH – Since the depositions must take place at the U.S. Consulate General before a U.S. consular officer, the oath must be administered by a U.S. Consul. The court reporter cannot administer the oath even if both parties stipulate.

SECURITY – At least 3 business days before the deposition, a list of all participants along with any electronic equipment must be submitted to the Consulate. Two days before the deposition, the list will be submitted to the Security department, and at that point, no changes can be made to the list. No cellular devices are allowed in the Consulate.

HOURS OF OPERATION – The U.S. Consulate recently changed the hours of operation for taking depositions.  The hours are now Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Keep in mind that the Consulate is closed on German and American holidays and on the last Thursday of every month.

Traveling to Frankfurt is extremely easy with direct flights from many major U.S. cities arriving at the Frankfurt Airport every single day. Hotel accommodations are easy to come by with many both luxurious and affordable properties from which to choose.  There are even hotels within walking distance of the Consulate.  Here’s our preferred location in Frankfurt.

Once you have your Notice of Deposition, have paid your fees, and have fulfilled your requirements with the U.S. Consulate General, all you need to do is pack your bags, grab your valid U.S. Passport, and hop on a plane to Frankfurt! Genießen Sie Ihren Aufenthalt in Frankfurt am Main!

Planet Depos has been covering depositions in Frankfurt for many years with teams of reporters and videographers scattered throughout Europe.  The International Scheduling team can assist you with interpretation, printing exhibits, and shredding unwanted documents.  Email us at international@planetdepos.com or by calling 888-433-3767.

Neal Price – International Scheduling Manager

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Top Tips for International Travel: Passport Edition https://planetdepos.com/top-tips-for-international-travel-passport-edition/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8884 By Katelin Myers When it comes to adventuring abroad, it can be a stressful experience for anyone – whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned jet setter. With the increase in airport security measures, documentation requirements, and passport ...
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By Katelin Myers

When it comes to adventuring abroad, it can be a stressful experience for anyone – whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned jet setter. With the increase in airport security measures, documentation requirements, and passport theft, preparing your travel papers before you take off can help alleviate travel headaches. Be prepared for your journey with these few tips:

Before you leave:

  • Leave a copy of your passport back home with family or friends, along with any other important information you may be bringing with you, such as your itinerary, driver’s license, hotel reservations, etc.
  • Keep a physical and electronic copy of your passport, driver’s license, and other documentation with you. If you are pickpocketed, then you’ll at least have copies back at your hotel (preferably left in a hotel safe), and on your phone, email, etc. Bring along other objects with your name on it (e.g. prescription bottles, mail, phone bill, etc.), as they can be used as a form of backup ID.
  • Keep all forms of ID and anything valuable on your person as much as possible, such as carrying them in an inside jacket pocket, money belt, or small purse (with zippers). Try to avoid the “touristy” look with fanny-packs, baseball caps, and big backpacks.

If your passport is stolen:

  • Notify all relevant parties immediately after the theft: local police, the U.S. Consulate/Embassy, your airline, hotel, and contacts back home.
  • Keep any documentation provided by the police and Embassy, as you will need it when heading back home. Extra copies should be made just in case.
  • Make sure to follow any instructions from the airlines regarding your return flight. Bring all the documentation you have proving your passport was stolen and anything to help confirm your identity. Also arrive early (and we mean very early) before your flight to allow extra time to get through check-in and security.

For more travel tips and assistance, please contact Planet Depos International Scheduling at international@planetdepos.com or call 888-433-3767.

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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Mission Impossible: Date Blocked in Japan https://planetdepos.com/mission-impossible-deposition-date-blocked-in-japan/ Wed, 31 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8990 By Katelin Myers The seemingly impossible has happened – you finally land the perfect dates to take your Japanese depositions! The deponents are available, there are no disputes with any of the parties, and you even found a direct, economical ...
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By Katelin Myers

Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Louis Kang

The seemingly impossible has happened – you finally land the perfect dates to take your Japanese depositions! The
deponents are available, there are no disputes with any of the parties, and you even found a direct, economical flight directly to Tokyo. To seal the deal, you check on the U.S. Embassy’s website for availability, but lo and behold the dates you need are gone. What now?

Never fear! Although depositions in Japan can create unnecessary stumbling blocks for any legal team, with some insider information, there are ways to maneuver around these pitfalls.

Check the Dates

First, make sure the dates on the website are actually the only dates available. The list on the Embassy’s site is typically accurate, but sudden cancellations take time to process and aren’t immediately reflected online. To double-check on your preferred Embassy dates, have your local court reporting team confirm availability for you by reaching out to the Embassy on your behalf.

Try Osaka

Second, consider a change in location. Most depositions in Japan are taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo; however, an often forgotten alternative venue is the U.S. Consulate in Osaka! This location has two room options to choose from, and the smaller room typically has earlier dates available.

Try a Nearby Country

Finally, if the first two alternatives don’t work out, try a nearby country. If your witness is willing to travel, they can ride a ferry to South Korea or take a short flight to Taiwan, Hong Kong or Guam, where depositions are less restricted. This option also offers you the ability to attend remotely, provides more location choices, no restrictive time limits, etc.

No matter where you decide to take your depositions, Planet Depos Asia teams can cover with on-the-ground support and no travel fees. For more information on taking depositions in Japan, contact Planet Depos at International@planetdepos.com or call 888.433.3767.

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

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Preparing for Depositions in Finland! (Updated 2017) https://planetdepos.com/preparing-depositions-finland/ Wed, 24 May 2017 15:30:34 +0000 http://planetdepos.com/?p=3558 By Suzanne Quinson Finland is an enviable destination for depositions.  First of all, there is plenty of coffee! Finns drink more coffee than any other nation in the world. No one will have any issues remaining alert through a deposition ...
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Panorama of Helsinki

By Suzanne Quinson

Finland is an enviable destination for depositions.  First of all, there is plenty of coffee! Finns drink more coffee than any other nation in the world. No one will have any issues remaining alert through a deposition in this country. In seriousness, though, Finland makes scheduling depositions easy, and it is a unique and gorgeous country to visit, should you be attending the depositions in person.

Finland is a party to The Hague Evidence Convention, but permits the taking of depositions regardless of the witness’ nationality, with no restrictions or troublesome requirements. This makes it an ideal location to depose a Russian witness who is willing to travel, incidentally, as Russia does not permit depositions at all. Further simplifying matters, Finland requires no visa for U.S. citizens visiting, so you can attend in person with ease. Should you prefer to attend via videoconference (or mobile videoconference), hotels in Helsinki and elsewhere can easily accommodate this request. Also worth mentioning, English is widely spoken and Finns are by nature a hospitable people.

Working with a court reporting agency with local reporters will really make scheduling in Finland a breeze, first by drastically cutting travel costs related to the deposition. The agency can schedule the reporter, videographer, and interpreter if one is needed, so you don’t have to scramble to find a qualified team. A local reporter and videographer can assist with printing of exhibits, as well as the myriad of other logistical details involved in depositions abroad. They can even offer suggestions for how to make the most of any free time you have while in Finland, whether you like museums, music, or nature. 

The Northern Lights from Lapland, Finland. Photo by Vincent Guth.

The Northern Lights from Lapland, Finland. Photo by Vincent Guth.

On that topic, the time of year will affect the amount of free time you have. Winter days in Finland are short and cold, and the winter is long! If the winter is cold enough, the Northern Lights can be seen in Helsinki, though, so maybe the bite of frigid temperatures isn’t so dreadful. Spring, when it finally arrives, is brief and still chilly, but can be quite pretty, with flowers peeking out of the snow and everything gradually turning lush and green. Helsinki becomes more bustling as spring creeps rapidly to summer and people get out and about. Summer days are long (19 hours of sunlight in Helsinki!) and warm — but not hot — and Finns take advantage by getting outside for hiking, sailing, and festivals. 2017 promises some especially appealing festivals, as Finland celebrates 100 years of independence. Autumn is a short season as well, packed with gorgeous colors, and more outdoor activities before winter comes and brings back the cold temperatures.

Lastly, a few things to remember for your depositions in Finland:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months past your departure from the Schengen Area.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • If taking the deposition via videoconference, conduct a test call prior to the deposition!
  • Sample the coffee and enjoy Finland!
Suzanne Quinson

Suzanne Quinson, International Scheduling Coordinator

Finland has much to offer as a deposition destination.  For more information, visit U.S. State Department – Finland Travel or U.S. Embassy – Finland.

Contact our international team for more information about depositions in Finland, elsewhere in Europe, or anywhere by calling 888.433.3767 or emailing international@planetdepos.com.

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Changing Times: Taking Depositions in Cuba https://planetdepos.com/changing-times-taking-depositions-in-cuba/ Wed, 17 May 2017 17:05:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8877 By Neal Price It’s time to face facts – the geopolitical landscape is changing. From BREXIT to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, both of which came as a shock to people around ...
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By Neal Price

A vintage car drives down the streets in Centro Havana

It’s time to face facts – the geopolitical landscape is changing. From BREXIT to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, both of which came as a shock to people around the world, it’s apparent, as we say in the South, that “times, they are a-changin’.” Another rather surprising political shake-up came in late 2014 as President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro announced that the 50+ years of bilateral tensions would ease and that their “governments would restore full diplomatic ties.”[i] In the months following, the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC was reopened, and the U.S. Embassy in Havana was back in operation. Travel and trade restrictions began to relax with the first U.S. commercial airlines offering services to Cuba in more than 50 years. This thaw in relations, along with President Trump having recently taken office, has left us asking ourselves the questions – “Just what does this mean?  Where are we going from here?”

U.S. businesses such as Google[ii], Airbnb[iii], and Starwood Hotels & Resorts[iv] began investing heavily in new ventures in Cuba, and talks of the trade embargo being lifted are now floating around Havana and Washington. As is the case with any foreign venture, there will be disagreements, negligence, patent disputes, and the list keeps going, all of which leads to litigation. And lawsuits naturally lead to depositions – many times, hundreds at a time.

So, exactly how does a U.S. attorney go about deposing a witness in Cuba? Cuba isn’t party to The Hague Evidence Convention, nor is it a party to the Inter-American Convention, and without these Conventions, there is no real process in place for attorneys to enter Cuba and lawfully take depositions there.

If you find yourself needing to depose a Cuban citizen, your best bet at this point would be to reach out to the U.S. Embassy in Havana who will, in turn, reach out to the Ministry of Justice in Cuba to ask for permission. As is the case in many countries, the depositions could be required to take place in front of a Cuban judge, open to the public, or even through the means of written questions.

Only time will tell how this will all play out, but we can probably bet it will be a fascinating process to watch.

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[i] Felter, Claire, Brianna Lee, James McBride, and Danielle Renwick. “U.S.-Cuba Relations.” Council on Foreign Relations. February 3, 2017. Accessed March 2, 2017. http://www.cfr.org/cuba/us-cuba-relations/p11113.

[ii] Nicas, Jack and Juan Forero. “Google Signs Deal With Cuba to Speed Services.” The Wall Street Journal. December 16, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-signs-deal-with-cuba-to-speed-services-1481573940.

[iii] Griffith, Erin. “How Airbnb Pulled Off a Coup in Cuba.” Fortune. April 22, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2017. http://fortune.com/cuba-havana-airbnb/.

[iv] Trejos, Nancy. “Starwood: 1st U.S. Company to run Cuba hotels in decades.” USA Today. March 21, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2017. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2016/03/19/starwood-become-first-us-hotel-company-run-cuba-hotels-decades/82040434/.

 

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Taking a Deposition in Germany https://planetdepos.com/taking-a-deposition-in-germany/ Wed, 10 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8841 By Neal Price As discussed in some of our previous blogs, taking depositions in Germany can be tricky. With a little preparation, and breaking everything down step-by-step, you’ll find that depositions in Germany aren’t as bad as initially thought. In ...
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By Neal Price

As discussed in some of our previous blogs, taking depositions in Germany can be tricky. With a little preparation, and breaking everything down step-by-step, you’ll find that depositions in Germany aren’t as bad as initially thought.

In the second installment of our international deposition videos, we walk you through the process and give you some advice so that your deposition in Frankfurt, Germany can go off without a hitch.

As a recap —

  1. Prepare your notice and submit it to the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, along with the required deposition fee, at least six (6) weeks before your desired deposition date.
  2. Send your list of participants, along with all electronic equipment each will be bringing, to the Consulate at least three (3) business days before your deposition date.

Planet Depos has been covering depositions in Germany, and around the world, for over a decade.  We can provide you with court reporters, videographers, and vetted interpreters, and we can even help you with printing and shredding exhibits while you’re there.  Give us a call at 888-433-3767 or email us at international@planetdepos.com to speak with one of our International Deposition specialists today!

 

Neal Price – International Scheduling Manager

 

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Trial Presentation: Wired vs. Non-Wired Courtrooms https://planetdepos.com/trial-presentation-wired-vs-non-wired-courtrooms/ Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:00 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8854 By David Andre Trial presentation has become a powerful litigation tool in today’s courts, but there are certain pieces of equipment that are required.  The idea behind trial presentation is to display your case materials in a digital format so ...
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By David Andre

Trial presentation has become a powerful litigation tool in today’s courts, but there are certain pieces of equipment that are required.  The idea behind trial presentation is to display your case materials in a digital format so that you can communicate more effectively with the jury.  Generally, you’ll need a way to display this digital info, so you will need such equipment as monitors, TVs, projectors, screens, laptops, etc.

Presenting in a Wired Courtroom

Some courts have trial presentation equipment built into the room.  These “wired” courtrooms enable you to just plug in your laptop at counsel table and display your case.  The equipment in a wired courtroom doesn’t always work that easily though; you definitely want to do a test run as they sometimes have resolution problems or are faulty for other reasons.  Wired courtrooms are like bike-shares: everyone is allowed to use and abuse them.

Additionally, there’s a range of trial presentation equipment that’s been set up in these wired courtrooms.  There are generally three options, or a combination of, that you’ll encounter.  My personal preference is a projector placed reasonably close to the jury, and I like to pull up a document to test out how well the jury will be able to see it.   Another acceptable alternative you may see is monitors for the jury, counsel, witness, and judge.  If you’re close enough to a screen, the size doesn’t matter much.  Again, test it out. Lastly, a large TV on wheels can suffice, but you obviously want it close to the jury while not blocking anybody’s line of sight.   If all you are showing is video, then it doesn’t really matter how large it is.   However, if you want to show documents, they need to be readable.

When setting up for trial presentation, I sometimes like to bring in my own projector and find a good place for it even if the courtroom is wired.  If the existing setup isn’t sufficient for my needs, I will bring whatever other equipment is required.

Non-Wired Courtrooms: Bring Your Own

Now, your normal courtroom with no trial presentation equipment is what we call a “non-wired” courtroom.  Such a courtroom will, obviously, need equipment if you want to utilize trial presentation in your case, but it’s completely up to you which equipment you’ll use.  If there’s space for it, a good projector and screen is all you need.  You just want to make sure everyone can see it, and read from it, so test it out.

Some prefer monitors for everyone, and in certain courtrooms, it’s effective, but perhaps a little more expensive.  Personally I think it’s often overkill.

Reach out to Planet Depos and ask to talk to one of our certified trial presentation specialists at 888.433.3767.  We keep detailed notes on every courtroom we visit, and we reach out to all courtrooms prior to trial.  We assess the situation and can help determine the best options for your trial.  We are dedicated to making your trial presentation experience with us a good one, and your trial a success.

David Andre – Trial Support Specialist

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Colombia to the Rescue! Deposing Witnesses in South America https://planetdepos.com/colombia-to-the-rescue-deposing-witnesses-in-south-america/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:39 +0000 https://planetdepos.com/?p=8912 By Suzanne Quinson In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions:  Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador.  None of these countries permits depositions.  Something else this trio has in common?  Neighboring Colombia!  ...
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By Suzanne Quinson

In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions:  Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador.  None of these countries permits depositions.  Something else this trio has in common?  Neighboring Colombia!  Fortunately, for attorneys needing to depose a witness residing in one of the three afore-mentioned countries, Colombia does permit depositions regardless of the witness’ nationality.  Provided the Venezuelan, Ecuadorian, or Brazilian witness is willing to travel, you can move forward with your deposition in beautiful Colombia.

Colombia keeps things simple for depositions, too, making it that much more appealing to depose the witness here.  Colombia is a party to The Hague Evidence Convention, but not a high-maintenance one (that’s you, France), imposing no restrictions or requirements as far as location, and permitting U.S. consular officers or private attorneys to conduct the deposition.  Prime locations in major cities such as Bogota or Medellin are plentiful, and videoconferencing is a viable option if it isn’t practical for attorneys to attend in person.

If attending in person (lucky you!), here are some basic travel notes to remember:

  1. No visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting for under 90 days.
  2. A valid passport is required for entry into Colombia (best practice is to never travel internationally with fewer than six months’ validity remaining on your passport).
  3. Be aware of the exit tax! This must be paid in cash at the airport upon departure, though it is usually included in the airline ticket – confirm with your airline.
  4. Remember these international travel safety precautions.

If attending remotely, remember:

  1. Conduct a test call to confirm the stability of the connection between sites.
  2. Ensure all counsel are in agreement regarding the administration of the oath.
  3. It is best if the reporter, interpreter, and videographer are with the witness to ensure a cleaner, more accurate transcript.

Planet Depos has been covering depositions in Colombia and worldwide for over 15 years.  For more information, or to schedule a deposition abroad, contact Planet Depos International Scheduling at 888.433.3767 or international.scheduling@planetdepos.com.

Suzanne Quinson - Case Manager

Suzanne Quinson – Case Manager

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