Czech Republic: legal and prison systems

Information on legal and detention systems, in the Czech Republic, for British nationals abroad.



This guidance explains how to:

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

This information is not meant to be definitive, and is not a substitute for independent legal advice. Neither His Majesty’s Government nor its staff take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information, nor accept liability for any loss, costs, damage, or expense that you might suffer as a result of relying on the information. The information contained in this guide is general and factual. You should contact local lawyers for independent legal advice. You can find a list of English-speaking lawyers in the Czech Republic here.

Published 15 March 2013
Last updated 28 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. annual review

  2. Page updated November 2020.

  3. Updated October 2018

  4. Updated Information Pack for British Prisoners in the Czech Republic

  5. updated Information Pack for British Prisoners in the Czech Republic

  6. Updated the contents of the prisoners' pack.

  7. First published.