UPDATED: [Infographic] Planning a Deposition in Germany – Guidelines for Legal Professionals

Planning for a deposition in Germany? Have no fear! We created an easy reference graph to help get you started. Simply click on the infographic below to see a breakdown of the main guidelines for setting up your deposition in Germany.
[Infographic] Planning a deposition in Germany

Takeaway Tips

  • Good news — taking U.S. depositions in Germany is permissible. However, all depositions in Germany must take place on the U.S. Consulate grounds in Frankfurt. The consulate has limited appointment slots and may require extended lead times. Conference room plus consular fees may exceed $1000/day.
  • Give yourself about 6 weeks to plan, as you will need to secure an appointment with the consulate. If you are in a time crunch, you may consider moving your depo outside of Germany, as neighboring countries have fewer restrictions (Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, or Poland).
  • Did you know that Optima Juris has region-based court reporters in Germany? That means little to no travel costs for you depending on your depo location.
  • Feel free to visit our website to see our latest blog posts and videos particularly concerning, ‘Administering the Oath’.
  • Need to schedule a deposition in a different country? Please visit our YouTube video playlist, ‘International Deposition Tip Video Series’.

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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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