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Prisoner Transfer Solicitors 

REPATRIATION SOLICITORS: PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENTS TO THE UK

 

 

Are you or a loved one wanting to transfer to a UK prison?

 

Forrest Williams are specialist prisoner transfer solicitors.  We can assist with this.

 

Prisoner Transfer Agreements (PTAs) allow British prisoners incarcerated abroad to serve the remaining part of their sentence in the UK.

 

This system has recently changed due to the European Framework Decision (2008/090/JHA – Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners Between Member States) which came into force in 2011. This decision, which runs alongside the regular transfer agreement, allows for prisoners to be transferred without agreeing to the transfer.

 

 

IS YOUR LOVED ONE BEING TRANSFERRED WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT?
CALL US NOW FOR ADVICE ON 01623 600645

 

 

Do I Qualify For Prisoner Transfer To The UK?

 

In order to qualify for transfer:

 

➢ You must be British or have close links with the UK, usually recognized through permanent residence
➢ Your sentence must be final and not subject to any Appeals, apart from appeals pending at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
➢ Your offence must be recognized as an offence in the UK
➢ You must have a minimum time left to serve, usually 6 months
➢ Your fine penalties must be paid

 

Furthermore, your country of imprisonment must have an agreement in place with the UK.

 

Agreements are currently in place with the following countries:

 

 

Albania
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Laos
Lesotho
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
St Lucia
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
USA
Venezuala
Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Arab Emirates are currently considering entering into a transfer agreement.

 

 

 

 

DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE IN A UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PRISON? CALL US NOW ON 01623 600645 TO PREPARE A TRANSFER APPLICATION

 

 

The Council of Europe Convention affording transfer agreements between member states has been extended to include:

 

Aruba
Bouvet Island
Henderson
Ducie & Oeno
British Indian Ocean Terr Monserrat
Cayman Islands
Dutch Antilles
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Peter I Island
Pitcairn
Queen Maud Land
St Helena & Dependencies
Aktari & Dhekelia (Cyprus)

 

 

There is no automatic right to transfer back to the UK.

You should be prepared for a lengthy, in-depth application process that can be rejected at any stage without explanation and which can take around 18 months in total.

 

 

If you’d like to discuss a prison transfer, call us now for a free initial assessment of the case on 01623 600645.