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International Arbitrations in Australia
Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more on scheduling a court reporter for an international arbitration in Australia.
U.S. Depositions in Australia: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Australia, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Australia.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Australia?
Taking U.S. depositions in Australia is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Australia without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.
Can depos in Australia take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Depositions in Australia can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Australia?
Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. Airlines and many travel agents in the United States are also able to apply for ETAs on behalf of travelers.
Are there court reporters in Australia for U.S. depositions?
Optima Juris has local court reporters in Australia, which means little to no travel costs for you.
Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?
We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.
Expert international court reporting services in Australia
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Australia. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Australia-based court reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.
Remote / Virtual Depositions
Remote depositions allow attorneys to conduct international depositions without the cost or hassle of traveling to the witness. There are 2 types of remote depositions: Court Reporter with the Witness AND Court Reporter NOT with the Witness.
Virtual / In-person Arbitrations
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in Australia. Remote options are available.
We use legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.
Internationally-accredited language professionals with legal experience and unbending standards of quality.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Australia
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Australia is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.View
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Optima Juris’ 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee*
At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best court reporting services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and personnel will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect in the United States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.GET TO KNOW US