South Africa: in prison abroad

Information on the South African legal and prison systems for British prisoners, their family and friends.



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 30 August 2017
Last updated 18 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. The information in this pack has been updated to reflect the most relevant information provided.

  2. updated names of consular staff users can contact for queries

  3. First published.