Abroad and in need of assistance?

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Emergency Assistance

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How can we help?

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Select your destination

We will provide with the information you need based on your destination.

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Arrested or detained in Australia

If you are arrested or detained in another country, you should clearly inform the arresting authorities that you want them to immediately notify the nearest Canadian government office abroad of your arrest.

Consular officials will not arrange your release from prison. You are subject to the criminal justice system of the country where you are arrested and imprisoned.

About consular officials

Canadian consular officials have extensive experience in dealing with the types of problems you may encounter. They understand how difficult the situation can be for everyone and are there to provide advice and assistance. Stay in touch with them and keep them informed about your situation.

Need assistance?

If you require immediate assistance, please contact a Canadian office abroad in Australia.

A list of local lawyers who offer legal services to Canadian travellers may be available for the Government of Canada office abroad closest to your location. See the list of offices below.

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