Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in India.
India is an enormous and varied country with a plenitude of languages, culinary taste and history. As an emerging global powerhouse, India is on track to overtake China as the world’s largest economy by 2030, and projected to grow more than 30 percent in the information technology sector by the end of 2015. As India’s economy and global presence grows, so does the demand for U.S. depositions, litigation and arbitrations taking place in India.
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.
Need help conducting a U.S. deposition in India? Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in India. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a depo in India, you will want to watch this video.
India uses the Indian Rupee. 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).
For the latest weather information in cities throughout India visit weather.com.
On totals ranging from 300 to 1000 INR, you can tip anywhere from 7 to 10%. On bill amounts above 1000 INR, tipping 5 to 7% is sufficient. Restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai often charge a 'service charge', not to be confused with 'service tax' (which is a government levied tax).
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 India here: timeanddate.com/holidays/india/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to India. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State India country page or contact the Indian 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.
Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport, BLR
Chennai, Chennai International Airport, MAA
Hyderabad, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, HYD
Kolkata, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, CCU
Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, BOM
New Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL