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 Venues

Depositions in Singapore 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 Singapore, which means little to no travel costs for you.

Visa Requirements

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

Hague Evidence Convention

Singapore 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
Setting Up a Deposition in Singapore
U.S. Embassy
Singapore

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

Video tips

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

How to set up a deposition in Singapore

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

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: Singapore

Singapore Sling

Challenge
A U.S. law firm sets up depositions in Singapore. We provide a local videographer and interpreter. The other side is supposed to bring their reporter – but their reporter drops out at the last minute. Our client now needs a reporter, and time is running out.
Solution
Using our unparalleled pool of realtime reporters in Asia, we are able to provide a local, Singapore-based court reporter to save the day. The depositions come off without a hassle. Cocktails all around in Singapore that evening.

Expert info, tips & advice

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

Setting Up a Deposition in Singapore: International Deposition Tips

We are back for another segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris. Today, Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in Singapore. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Singapore, you will want to watch this video.

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.

Essential international travel information for Singapore

Currency

Singapore uses the Singapore 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 Singapore visit weather.com.

General tipping

There is often a 10% service charge added to the bill. You don’t need to tip extra, but be aware that the person serving you will probably not receive this money, it goes to the restaurant. At hotels and spas, it is not customary to tip other than bellhops. It is also not customary to tip taxi drivers or tour guides in Singapore.

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 Singapore here: timeanddate.com/holidays/singapore/.

Health

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

Changi, Singapore Changi Airport, SIN

Seletar, Seletar Airport, XSP

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