Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Thailand.
Although not a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, Thailand allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here at Optima Juris, we arrange depositions regularly in Thailand and are pleased to report a 100% success rate. This is the official statement from the U.S. Department of State website about taking voluntary depositions of willing witnesses in Thailand.
In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris we tackle how to set up a deposition in Thailand. Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in Thailand. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Thailand, you will want to watch this video.
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.
Thailand uses the Thai Baht. 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 Thailand visit weather.com.
Tipping is not customary in Thailand and there is absolutely no mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. In all restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change in coins as a tip. In more upscale restaurants, with professional wait staff who provide excellent service, a larger tip of 5%-10% is quite common.
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 Thailand here: timeanddate.com/holidays/thailand/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Thailand. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Thailand country page or contact the Thailand 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.
Greater Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport, BKK
Bangkok and Nonthaburi, Don Mueang Airport, DMK
Chiang Mai and Lamphun, Chiang Mai International Airport, CNX
Chiang Rai, Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, CEI
Rayong and Pattaya, U-Tapao International Airport, UTP