Belgium: in prison abroad

Information on Belgium's legal and prison systems for British prisoners, their family and friends.



This guide explains how to:

  • arrange visits
  • send money to a prisoner
  • apply for a transfer to a UK prison

See also help if you’re arrested abroad.

Published 15 March 2013
Last updated 3 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect FCDO changes

  2. Update to inform that detention times have increased from 24 hours to 48 hours.

  3. Updated information

  4. First published.