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Court Reporting & Deposition Services in France

Wherever your deposition or arbitration is being held in France, Planet Depos has qualified court reporters and videographers available to cover all of your proceeding needs.

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

Scheduling Timeline

  • 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.

Local Requirements

  • 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:

  • U.S.-trained court reporters and videographers throughout the world.
  • Vetted interpreters with extensive deposition experience.
  • On-the-ground assistance to handle exhibit printing, shredding, and other administrative needs.
  • 24/7 support.

2023 International Deposition Guide

Resources & Services

Deposition Checklist

Depositions in France can be complicated if you don’t have the right team. We put together this checklist to make depositions easier.

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Planet Depos offers cost-effective and reliable realtime, transcription, and related services for arbitrations in France.

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Conference Rooms

We provide modern and convenient conference rooms throughout France for meetings, arbitration, and more.

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Travel Tips

Before planning your deposition trip to France, make sure you review our Travel Tips for important information.

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