Much discovery conducted abroad is taken by stipulation of the parties at a time and location of mutual convenience. And frequently, it does not involve any participation by a U.S. consular officer. This of course presupposes that the foreign country permits a deposition taken under these circumstances.
Such depositions are frequently conducted by American attorneys in the foreign country, at an office or hotel or some other convenient venue, or by telephone from the United States and involves no U.S. consular involvement. Ancillary routinely assists in the set-up and administration of these foreign depositions, from administering oaths, arranging translations, coordinating witness exhibits, and transcribing testimony so that all you and opposing counsel need do is answer your telephone at the appointed time and depose the witness
In countries where this is not permitted, it is necessary to arrange for a deposition before a U.S. consular officer. Note that the authority to administer oaths in foreign countries is a matter of foreign law. Consular conventions empower U S. consular officers to administer oaths abroad.
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