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 Mexico-based professional for your deposition.

Depo Venue

Depositions in Mexico 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 local court reporters in Mexico, which means little to no travel costs for you.

Visa Requirements

U.S. passport holders may enter Mexico for up to 180 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

Hague Evidence Convention

Mexico is 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
U.S. Depositions in Mexico
U.S. Embassy
Mexico City

Want more information on how to schedule a deposition in Mexico? Download our 6-page PDF guide to depositions in Mexico.

Video tips

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

How to set up a deposition in Mexico

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

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: Mexico City

!Viva La Deposicion!

Challenge
U.S. attorneys need to depose witnesses in Mexico City, but given recent violence they would prefer to avoid traveling in.
Solution
Thanks to our unmatched global network of video conferencing centers, we were able to immediately secure a top-notch facility right next to the key witness’s office in downtown Mexico City. The U.S. attorneys participated by video link, saving time, money, and ensuring everyone’s peace of mind.

Expert info, tips & advice

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

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Mexico

The most essential first step in organizing any international depo is to find out the legality of holding a U.S. deposition in that country. The U.S. Department of State website is a great resource for finding out this information and can give you a quick overview of the official rules on taking testimony of willing witnesses in specific countries. Here is what the U.S. Department of State website has to say about taking depositions in Mexico.

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.

U.S. Depositions in Mexico: International Deposition Tips

Need help booking a court reporter or scheduling a deposition in Mexico? In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, simplifies the best approach to scheduling a deposition in Mexico. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to schedule a depo in Mexico, you will want to watch this video.

Essential international travel information for Mexico

Currency

Mexico uses the Peso. 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 Mexico visit weather.com.

General tipping

At restaurants 10–15%. At hotels about 10–20 pesos per bag for the porter and 20–50 pesos per night for the housekeeper.

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 Mexico here: timeanddate.com/holidays/mexico/.

Health

Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Mexico. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Mexico country page or contact the Mexican 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

Cancún, Cancún International Airport, CUN

Guadalajara, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, GDL

Mexico City, Benito Juárez International Airport, MEX

Monterrey, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, MTY

Tijuana, Tijuana International Airport, TIJ

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