Arrest and incarceration

Whatever the charge, you have the right, whether you are a resident of the US or a visitor, to communicate with your Consulate or Embassy; we contact the local authorities to attest that you are under consular protection and to inquire about the reason for arrest.

In such cases, collect calls are accepted by the Consulate.

The Consulate will request the necessary authorizations for its officials or their aides to visit you. It will check on the conditions of detention and compliance with local laws.

For legal assistance, the Consulate maintains a list of lawyers for your defense; legal fees will be your responsibility.

Last modified on 13/07/2016

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