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Can a foreign-certified court reporter take down testimony for a U.S. case?

Yes, definitely. If properly stipulated, any qualified court reporter, regardless of the country of his or her certification, can take down an admissible record. It’s often better, in fact, to use a foreign-certified reporter if that means avoiding the expense of having to fly someone in from the U.S. It’s very common for U.S. depositions to be recorded by British-certified (BIVR) reporters due to their prevalence in Europe and Asia.

We do have several U.S. certified court reporters based in different countries around the world, so that’s also a great option, depending on your deposition location. Please remember that availability can be tight for foreign-based reporters regardless of their certification, so it’s always recommended to book them as far ahead in advance as possible.