Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in India (Updated 2017)

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in India (Updated 2017)

Here is the latest official info on taking depos in India, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/India.html

Voluntary depositions may be conducted in India of U.S. citizens without permission of the Indian Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention.
Voluntary depositions of Indian nationals and third country nationals require prior permission of the Indian Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention.  Oral depositions or depositions on written questions may be taken by U.S. consular officers or by private attorneys at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate or at another location such as a hotel or office, either on notice or pursuant to a commission.  If the services of a U.S. consular officer are required to administer an oath to the witness, interpreter and stenographer, such arrangements must be made in advance with the U.S. embassy directly.

Have any questions? We’re more than happy to assist you with setting up a deposition in India – Optima Juris is among the leading providers of U.S. deposition services in the region. Please feel free to contact us at any time at: depos@optimajuris.com, or visit our informational quote request page for India at: http://optimajuris.com/court-reporter-india/

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Ian Hardy

President/Global Deposition Expert at Optima Juris
Ian Hardy is an internationally-recognized Global Deposition Expert and President of Optima Juris, the world’s first and only agency exclusively specialized in deposition services for U.S. legal matters abroad. With over 15 years of experience organizing depositions throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania, Ian now brings his know-how directly to the legal community.

Ian’s experience and expertise has made him the go-to source for understanding the issues and requirements for successfully arranging depositions outside of the U.S. As a valuable and active member of the international legal community, Ian regularly gives talks to law firms, domestic reporting agencies, and in-house legal departments on how to successfully set up and conduct legal depositions globally.

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