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Arrest or detention

What to do if you or someone you know is arrested abroad.

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This guide highlights what to do if you or someone you know is arrested abroad and what help the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) can provide if you do get into difficulty.

Published 11 December 2012
Last updated 6 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance in html format on what to do if you or someone you know is arrested abroad
  2. Transfers home for Prisoners Abroad leaflet has been updated
  3. First published.