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International Arbitrations in France
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U.S. Depositions in France: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in France, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in France.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in France?
Taking voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens in France can be conducted without any special permissions. However, depositions of French citizens and third country nationals require prior permission from the French Central Authority and must be held on Embassy or Consulate premises.
Can depos in France take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Depositions of U.S. citizens can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility. For depositions of French citizens and third country nationals, depositions must take place on the Consulate or Embassy premises. You may consider moving your depo outside of France, as neighboring countries have fewer restrictions.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter France?
U.S. passport holders may enter France for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there region-based court reporters for U.S. depositions in France?
Optima Juris has experienced, Europe-based court reporters available for your deposition in France.
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 France
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in France. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Region-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 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.
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in France. Remote options are available.
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 deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in France
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for France 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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At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the 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