Hong Kong – Prisoner Pack

Explanation of the legal and prison system to British Nationals



Our Hong Kong prisoner pack aims to explain the legal and prison system to British nationals who are imprisoned in Hong Kong. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison.

We can also provide you with information about the Macao prison system.

This information is not meant to be definitive, and is not a substitute for independent legal advice. Neither Her 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.

Published 19 March 2013
Last updated 11 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the Hong Kong Prisoner Pack

  2. Updated the Prisoner's pack on Chapter 3: the Hong Kong judicial system with Beijing imposed the new National Security Law on Hong Kong.

  3. Major updates on the Chapter 3: the Hong Kong judicial system. Added the informations on the National Security Law imposed by the government.

  4. Updated to the latest Prison Pack

  5. Updated with Sep 2018 version

  6. Updated with July 2018 version

  7. Updated with latest November 2017 version

  8. Updated with latest July 2017 version

  9. Updated with April 2016 version

  10. Updated with February 2016 version

  11. Updated with May 2015 version

  12. Updated with Sept 2013 version

  13. First published.