What should I do?
First, you should hire a local lawyer. The Australian Government is unable to provide you with legal advice, interpret or translate documents, or intervene in another country's court proceedings.
The nearest Australian embassy, high commission or consulate can provide you with details of local English-speaking lawyers and translators.
The Australian Government cannot intervene in private legal disputes overseas, including employment disputes, commercial disputes, criminal cases and family law matters or child custody disputes.
I have been arrested or detained
Please see I have been arrested or detained.
I still need help
If you still need help, call the nearest Australian embassy, high commission or consulate during business hours and follow the telephone prompts. You can also phone the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas.