Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition 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.
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 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.
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).
For the latest weather information in cities throughout Mexico visit weather.com.
At restaurants 10–15%. At hotels about 10–20 pesos per bag for the porter and 20–50 pesos per night for the housekeeper.
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/.
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.
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