Plan Early

Give yourself about 4 weeks to plan. The further you plan ahead, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to locate and book the right professionals for your deposition.

Depo Venue

Depositions in Taiwan can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel room, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.

Local Court Reporters

We have locally-based court reporters in the region, which means minimal travel costs for you.

Visa Requirements

U.S. passport holders may enter Taiwan for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

Hague Evidence Convention

Taiwan is not a member of the Hague Evidence Convention. Find out more about the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Useful Links

U.S. State Department
Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses
Blog article
Depositions in Taiwan
American Citizen Services office of the American Institute
Taipei
Kaohsiung

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Video tips

Let our experts walk you through the process of setting up a deposition in Taiwan.

How to set up a deposition in Taiwan

Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Taiwan.

How to swear in a witness abroad

Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, discusses essential tips and know-how to correctly administer the oath during an international deposition.

Case Study: Taiwan

Deposition in Taiwan

Challenge
Attorneys need to depose a witness in Taiwan, but they can't fly in from the U.S. And they also need an interpreter from Mandarin to English.
Solution
Optima Juris has the perfect solution. We scheduled our locally-based court reporter, legal videographer, and interpreter, along with a videoconference facility from our worldwide network. The attorneys participated via videolink from the States and the entire deposition was a success.

Expert info, tips & advice

Sharing our over 17 years of international deposition experience with you.

International Deposition Tips: First Step to Setting Up a Depo Outside the U.S.

We are very excited to unveil our first video from our brand new video series, International Deposition Tips. The entire Optima Juris team will be sharing insider tips, advice, guides, and information about international depositions in these quick and easy-to-view videos. First up we have Optima Juris CEO, Ian Hardy, explaining the first step to setting up a deposition outside the U.S.

Infographic: 5 Tips for Swearing In a Witness Abroad

Have a witness you need to depose in a foreign country? Wondering how you can administer the oath correctly? There are a number of possible solutions available for swearing in a witness outside of the U.S. Our quick and easy infographic provides some practical suggestions based on our extensive experience scheduling depositions abroad.

Depositions in Taiwan: International Deposition Tips in Taiwan

Do you need to set up a deposition in Taiwan? Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains how to get started. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Taiwan, you will want to watch this video.

Essential international travel information for Taiwan

Currency

Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar. For more information on currency conversions visit XE. Before you leave, notify your bank, credit card company, or other financial institutions that you are going overseas. Avoid carrying cash and consider using traveler's checks or major credit cards instead (but make sure they are accepted at your destination before departing on your trip).

Weather

For the latest weather information in cities throughout Taiwan visit weather.com.

General tipping

Except for bellhops and service personnel in international hotels, tipping in Taiwan is generally not expected. For restaurants (especially in large hotels), if there is a tip to be taken, they will just add 10-15% to your check. But in general don't worry about tipping when you are eating out! It is not necessary to tip cabbies -- in fact it will confuse them.

Holidays & observances

Imagine your reaction if your deposition had to be rescheduled because of a major local holiday when everything was closed. Don’t let that happen to your depo. You can see a complete list of holidays in Taiwan here: timeanddate.com/holidays/taiwan/.

Health

Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Taiwan. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Taiwan country page or contact the Taiwan Embassy or Consulate for current entry requirements. The World Health Organization (WHO) can provide their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

Major airports

Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung International Airport, KHH Taipei, Taipei International Airport, TSA Taoyuan, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, TPE Taichung, Taichung International Airport, RMQ

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