Deposition Services in France
Depositions may only take place at:
A U.S. Embassy or Consulate-Locations available in:
Paris | Bordeaux | Lyon | Marseille | Rennes | Strasbourg | Toulouse
Prior permission from the French Central Authority is required:
- If the witness is a U.S. citizen, prior permission from the French Central Authority is not required. However, if the witness is a French citizen or third party national, prior permission is required.
- To request permission from the French Central Authority, send the notice or commission to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate 45 days prior to the preferred date(s).
All documentation must be translated into French before submission to the Embassy/Consulate.
- Depositions must be held at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate and must be open to the public. However, due to time and space restrictions at the Embassy/Consulate, exceptions to this rule are often granted.
- If the deposition is to be held at another location (hotel, conference room, office, etc.), an explanation must be provided and the location must be submitted and approved by the French Central Authority.
How We Can Help:
- Certified court reporters and videographers living in Europe.
- Vetted interpreters with extensive deposition experience.
- On-the-ground assistance to handle exhibit printing, shredding, and other administrative needs.
- 24/7 support.