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U.S. Depositions in Israel: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Israel, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Israel. Below is a list of the most common questions. Do you need a court reporter for an arbitration? Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Israel?
Taking voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens in Israel can be conducted without any special permissions. However, depositions of Israeli citizens and third country nationals require prior permission from the Israeli Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention.
Can depos in Israel take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Once permission is granted, depositions in Israel 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 Israel?
U.S. passport holders may enter Israel for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there court reporters for U.S. depositions in Israel?
Optima Juris has local court reporters in Israel, 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.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Israel
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Israel 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
Expert international court reporting services in Israel
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Israel. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Professional Court Reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive experience and the know-how to do the job with the highest-quality results.
Virtual & Hybrid Depositions
With remote depositions, you can quickly and cost-effectively get all the answers you need from witnesses, no matter where they are in the world.
Arbitrations & Hearing Services
We provide top-level services and impeccable customer service, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. With our hearing services, you can trust that the process is foolproof and every detail is handled expertly.
Legal videographers are 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. We offer interpreters in all major languages.