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How to Domesticate an Out of State Subpoena in New York under UIDDA

Do you need to Domesticate and Serve an Out of State Subpoena in New York pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act (UIDDA)?


New York Foreign Subpoena Domestication and Service of Process

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To issue a subpoena in a case being litigated in any U.S. state other than New York  (referred to as a “foreign” state), you may either:

(1) submit both a New York subpoena and a subpoena from the home state to an attorney authorized to practice law in New York, who will then issue the reciprocal New York subpoena to the relevant party, or;

(2) submit the subpoena to the Court Clerk’s Office along with the filing fee at to the court in the county where the defendant resides or is located. If you choose the second option, the Court Clerk's Office will sign the subpoena and it will be returned to you for service on the relevant party – the Clerk’s Office will not serve the subpoena.

Do you need to domesticate an out of state subpoena (aka "foreign subpoena") and have it served in New York pursuant to New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules CPLR 3119?

Our on staff New York attorney can domesticate and issue the New York subpoena pursuant to New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules CPLR 3119 for you same day and have it served right away.


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What is a Subpoena? 

A subpoena is a document that orders a named individual to personally appear at a trial or hearing to:

1) give testimony (known as a Subpoena Ad Testificandum) or

2) to produce documents or objects to be used at a trial or hearing as evidence (known as a Subpoena Duces Tecum).


Subpoena Ad Testificandum – Use this subpoena when an individual's testimony at a trial or hearing is needed. 

Subpoena Duces Tecum – Use this subpoena when an individual's appearance and production of documents or other objects are needed at a trial or hearing. 


Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law, there may be times when the material on this page is not current. We have made every effort to provide complete and accurate information of the general rules governing domestication and service of process of subpoenas in New York. However, we cannot guarantee the current accuracy of the above listed content, it is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. We assume no liability whatsoever and will not be held responsible directly or indirectly for any damages resulting from any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or your reliance on this partial information.

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