Checklist for U.S. Depositions in Germany
The requirements for taking U.S. depositions in Germany are straightforward and easy to follow using the Planet Depos checklist specific to Germany depositions.
Allowing enough time (roughly 6 weeks) for scheduling depositions in Germany is extremely important because of the logistics associated with the scheduling and planning processes. However, with teams living on-the-ground throughout Europe, we are often able to cover last-minute requests.
Counsel will determine whether their witness is willing to be deposed. If so, both parties can agree to stipulate the oath and begin the process of setting up the deposition.
Germany is a party to The Hague Evidence Convention and requires foreign attorneys to provide advance notice and obtain permission from the government to take depositions. This process takes approximately 6 weeks. If you need assistance, contact the Planet Depos International Scheduling Department.
o There is no visa required for travel to Germany at this time; however, your passport must be valid for 90 days beyond your intended period of stay. It is highly recommended that you have at least 6-months’ validity past the point of your return to the U.S. on your passport for travel to any European country. For more information, please consult the U.S. State Department or contact Planet Depos’ International Scheduling Department.
Travel safely to the Germany and contact Planet Depos with any questions once you’ve arrived!
Did you know? The official name of Germany is “Federal Republic of Germany.”
With teams living on the ground in Europe, Planet Depos offers 24/7 assistance for all of your deposition needs in Germany. Our teams have been covering depositions in Germany for over 15 years, earning the reputation of one of the leading experts in the scheduling process, travel, and document assistance there. We would be more than happy to share our expertise and guide you through the logistical and procedural processes to ensure a successful deposition in Germany.