Scheduling a court reporter in the Netherlands for a US deposition is a straightforward process. However, we have a few pointers to help streamline the process. Check out our latest infographic with our top six tips you should know before scheduling a deposition in the Netherlands.
Hiring Court Reporters in the Netherlands
1. Are there any deposition restrictions in the Netherlands? Good news – US depositions in the Netherlands are permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in the Netherlands without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.
2. Where can the deposition be taken? Depositions in the Netherlands can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
3. How far in advance should you schedule your deposition? Give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks to plan. The further you plan ahead, the more likely it is that you will be able to locate and book the right professionals for your deposition.
4. Options: Should the attorney attend the depo in-person or remotely? Thanks to better internet connectivity worldwide and the rise of web-based video conferencing programs, many new options have arisen for conducting international depositions. Although it is always best (and highly recommended) to have all parties present with the witness for the most reliable and clearest record, there are several different cost effective approaches that can also be taken. We highly recommend reading our blog article, International Depositions: What Are Your Options to see which choice best fits your firm.
5. Travel tips for the Netherlands.
- Visa Requirements – Attorney(s) with US passport may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
- Great Location for Depositions – The Netherlands is less restrictive than neighboring countries, (ie: Germany), and is an excellent choice for depos under time or location constraints.
- Major Airport – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, AMS
6. Booking Locally-based Deposition Court Reporters in the Netherlands. The final key for a successful deposition in the Netherlands is finding the perfect deposition services for your firm. A locally-based court reporter or depo team means little to no travel costs for your clients. Plus, they can provide an expertise that can’t be duplicated. It’s a win-win situation!
Please contact us and we would be happy to discuss which solution is best for you based on your requirements and budget!
About Optima Juris
Optima Juris is the only U.S. agency exclusively dedicated to international depositions. We have been helping law offices across the globe find the highest-quality certified court reporters, legal videographers, and interpreters for over 18 years. If you should have any questions about international depositions, please do not hesitate to contact us or fill out a free quote to see how we can make your international deposition a complete success.
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