Planning for Deposition Travel to India
Wherever your deposition or arbitration is being held in India, Planet Depos has qualified court reporters and videographers available to cover all of your proceeding needs.
Taking a deposition in India can be easily done by taking the necessary steps as outlined in the checklist for U.S. depositions in India. India is a country that is very English-friendly and therefore is easy to travel around. With many excellent business hotels, there is no shortage of excellent accommodations for a conference room and for comfortable lodging. With teams living on the ground in India, Planet Depos offers 24/7 assistance for all of your deposition needs. Our professional court reporters, videographers and interpreters have been covering depositions in India for over 15 years. We can provide guidance to you for anything related to the scheduling process, travel, and document assistance in India.
Entry Requirements for India
To enter India from the United States, you must apply for a business visa. Below are the items you’ll need:
- An original and signed U.S. Passport with a minimum of six (6) months’ remaining validity and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
- One (1) additional passport photograph
- Do not wear glasses in your photograph
- Driver’s License copy
- Address must match address on your application
- If your name has changed, a marriage certificate is required for proof
- An original business letter from the sending company in the U.S.
- An original business invitation from the inviting company in India
For more information or if you were previously a citizen of another country, please contact your nearest India Consulate in the United States for updated information.
Flying to India
Nearly all airports in India accept international flights from North America, including:
- Srinagar Airport
- Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport
- Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Jaipur International Airport
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
- Goa International Airport
- Bangalore International Airport
- Chennai International Airport
- Calicut International Airport
- Coimbatore International Airport
- Tiruchirapalli International Airport
- Cochin International Airport
- Trivandrum International Airport
The following airlines offer direct flights to India from the United States:
Traveling in India
Depending on your travel need, a tourist or business visa will be necessary for travel to India. For more information, please contact Planet Depos or your nearest Consulate of India:
Consulate General of India in Houston
4300 Scotland Street
Houston, TX 77007
Consulate General of India in New York
3 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
Consulate General of India in Chicago
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Consulate General of India in San Francisco
540 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
Consulate General of India in Atlanta
5549 Glenridge Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
For updated travel alerts and information, please visit the website of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
You can also download the Smart Traveler App for your smartphone created by the U.S. Department of State.
Staying in India
India is one of the largest countries in the world and as such, there are many different cities where depositions take place. From New Delhi to Kolata and everywhere in between, Planet Depos has many relationships with various business hotels in India and is pleased to assist you with any hotel needs you may have as we offer corporate discounts for all of the top locations.
Generally, there are many updated medical facilities in all of the major cities in India, which are English-friendly. For a list of local English-speaking doctors, please contact the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers
For updated health information, including health travel alerts, view the Health Information for Travelers to India section at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Currently there are no specific vaccinations required to travel to India.
The following are recommended immunizations for all travelers to India:
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Polio
- Seasonal Influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee. Unfortunately, you cannot obtain the Rupee outside of India and it is not accepted anywhere outside of the country. An exchange portal will be available at the airport upon your arrival in India and it is advised you exchange money there if only for your trip to your hotel. India is one country where bartering prices is necessary as things even such as cab rides can be haggled. ATMs are located in most major cities in India and often prove to be a traveler’s best resource for money exchanging and withdrawal.
For up-to-date information on the local conversion rate, visit a reputable currency converter website such as OANDA
The four seasons in India are different from what many think of as “normal” seasons. Winter, summer, Monsoon, and Post-monsoon (Autumn) are the titles given to the different stages of weather in India. However, because India is such a big country, the different weather types can differ between the North and the South. It is best to know the exact city in India your deposition will be in and then plan accordingly.
Important Websites & Resources
Planet Depos is the only international court reporting company with U.S. trained and certified court reporters who actually live in Asia. To demonstrate our commitment to Asia, Planet Depos has registered offices throughout Asia. Further, there are no travel expenses for court reporters or videographers.