Our deposition experts created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started for your deposition in South Korea. Click on the infographic below to get a breakdown of the important guidelines:
International Deposition Tips: South Korea
1. Location Restrictions: Depositions of U.S. citizens can take place without restrictions or special permission. Prior permission is required to take depositions of Korean nationals and third country nationals.
2. Plan Early: Give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks to plan. The further you plan ahead, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to locate and book the right professionals for your deposition.
3. Visa Requirements: U.S. passport holders may enter South Korea for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
4. Depo Venue: Depositions in South Korea can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel room, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
5. Depo Options – Attend In Person or Remotely? a.) Everyone can physically be present, or b.) schedule a videoconference facility – where attorneys can participate remotely at a videoconference facility, or c.) schedule with Optima Juris DepoAnywhere connection, where attorneys participate via a web-based videoconference in the comfort of their office or home. For more information on your available options please read our blog article, International Depositions: What are your options? (Updated 2017).
6. Get Region-based Deposition Services in South Korea: We have region-based court reporters for depositions in South Korea, which means lower travel costs for you.
7. International Travel Information for South Korea: Is the attorney traveling to South Korea for the deposition? Here’s a few essential travel tips:
- Currency: South Korea uses the South Korean Won
- General tipping: Tipping is not required nor expected in South Korea. But most major hotels add a compulsory 10% service charge to bills.
- Major airports:
Seoul/Incheon, Incheon International Airport, ICN
Gimpo, Gimpo International Airport, GMP
Yangyang, Yangyang International Airport, YNY
- For more detailed travel information please read our blog article, 7 Things to Know Before Traveling to South Korea for a Legal Deposition.
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