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An international treaty transfer program is where a prisoner located in a different country is transferred to another, typically the home country of the inmate. There are multiple requirements to be eligible for a treaty transfer and it takes strategic negotiating for successful results. Let Amicus International Consulting help you.

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International treaty transfer programs allow eligible foreign nationals who have been convicted of a crime and are serving their time in one country to be returned to their country of citizenship to complete their sentence. However, the convicted should be eligible to be able to transfer to their home country. There are several factors, laws, and regulations with many in-depth negotiations to be able to move the convicted to their country. The treaty transfer is a very complicated and tedious task.

But with our help, it will be easier. Amicus International Consulting has assisted the return of many clients via the transfer treaty program.

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Being away from your loved ones is hard enough. What more if they are convicted in another country? You have no means of visiting them and making sure they are safe.

Here at Amicus International Consulting, we understand the importance of being with your loved ones, especially through their trying and most difficult times. With our reliable international treaty transfer service, you have the opportunity to be closer to your convicted loved one. You can visit them anytime you need to motivate them to keep going in these trying times.
Applying for treaty transfer eligibility is a complicated process. Amicus will make it more convenient and easy for you!

The Steps To Have a Successful and Legal Treaty Transfer

To be able to have a successful treaty transfer, the convicted should first be eligible to be included in the international treaty transfer program. There are numerous circumstances and factors that will help identify if the convicted is eligible. Here are some of them:

  • Must be a citizen of another country. If by chance they have dual citizenship, it is up to the convicted to prove that they are a foreign national.
  • Not committed any military or political offense.
  • Not sentenced to the death penalty.
  • The convicted’s remaining sentence should be at least 6 months.

The approval of the request for a treaty transfer will be scheduled and a hearing with a magistrate judge will take place. The magistrate can either approve or deny your request. If approved, the country where the convicted will transfer will be notified of the date and time of the transfer. If denied, you can apply again two years after the denial.

FAQs About Treaty Transfer

The main reason why many people want to move their convicted loved ones back into their country is to help motivate and improve their mental health. Also, you can visit your loved ones more often and easier if they have a treaty transfer into your country. It will greatly improve the mental health and prospective of the convicted. Also, the language and culture barrier will be removed. The convicted can communicate better with the facilitators and personnel inside the prison. Being in constant contact with their family and having support will greatly impact the convicted's motivation and health.

You can check with your country's foreign affairs consulate to check whether your convicted relative is eligible for a treaty transfer. Some countries have specific rules and regulations before they approve any international treaty transfer. However, if your convicted relative is sentenced to the death penalty, your application will be declined, especially if they are in the US. If the inmate committed any political or military offense in the US, the convicted will have to serve their sentence in the US and treaty transfer will be declined.

No, there are instances where an application for an international treaty transfer is declined. There are ongoing bilateral treaties in various countries that will limit the treaty transfer of various convicts. For example, to be able to get back to Canada from the US, the convict needs to have a limited sentence. This means that if the convict is serving a life sentence, they are not eligible for a treaty transfer back to Canada. Also, there are instances when a country the convicted will be transferring into declines the application. The convict needs to work with an experienced treaty transfer provider such as Amicus International Consulting to increase their chances. Contact us now!

A magistrate judge will decide if the convicted's international treaty transfer application is approved or denied. However, both the countries involved in the treaty transfer should also approve this transfer. If by any chance, one of the countries denies the application, your treaty transfer will be denied. Remember, countries with ongoing bilateral agreements and regulations have strict laws regarding a treaty transfer. You can discuss and negotiate with your consulate to check whether your application can be approved before applying. Because you need to wait for a few years before you can reapply.

It can take up to 7 years or more. Many factors affect how quickly or slowly your application for an international treaty transfer will be approved. When the schedule of the hearing is verified, a magistrate judge will hear your application and review your case. The documents you presented should be complete to increase the chances of being approved. Once the treaty transfer is approved, the countries involved will be notified, and decide on the schedule of the convicted treaty transfer. However, you need to remember that both countries should be approved for this transfer. If the country where the convicted will be going declines, your treaty transfer will be denied.

Yes, the convicted can reapply for an international treaty transfer two years from the date their previous application was denied. However, you need to keep in mind that the treaty transfer should be approved by both countries, where the inmate is convicted and the country he is going to. If the country the convicted is serving their sentence is the one that declined the treaty transfer, the convicted needs to wait for 2 years. However, if the country they're going to is the one that declined, the convicted can't reapply. The inmate has the option of negotiating and discussing the treaty transfer with their consulate.

Yes, the convicted should make their claim stronger so that they have a higher chance of getting approved this time. Remember, the application should be approved by the country they're convicted in and the country they will be transferring into. Make sure you are well-prepared and all the proofs are ready. This is a tedious process. However, if you work with an experienced treaty transfer service provider like Amicus International Consulting, it will be more convenient for you. We will help you get your treaty transfer request approved. However, we will still check if your case is eligible for one. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

No, not all countries and states participate in the international treaty transfer programs. There are also countries where bilateral agreements and treaties are already in place such as

  • Bolivia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Micronesia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Republic of Palau
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

However, these countries have limitations regarding the approval of the treaty transfer, for example, the convicted should not be serving a life sentence. If the convicted is from one of these countries and/or going to them, the negotiation will be easier but you still need to check if the convicted is eligible for a treaty transfer.

There are also countries where convicted treaty transfers are already in effect.

Yes. If the convicted is under a victim witness program, they can still be eligible for the international treaty transfer program. However, the process will add a few extra steps. The central office staff needs to notify the victim and their family when the convicted under the VWP applied to the treaty transfer program. Because of this, they have the privilege to counter and fight your application in court if they choose to. When the VWP inmate's application for treaty transfer is approved, the victim and their family will receive a second notification. The notification of the approval is usually sent on the day the VWP inmate of the treaty transfers.

It depends on the bilateral treaties available in the country of citizenship of the convicted. In Canada, Mexico, and Thailand, it is necessary to check the sentence of the convicted before being eligible for a treaty transfer. In all these three countries, the convicted should have a specific time frame for their sentence. Meaning that if the convicted are in the US with a life sentence, they cannot be eligible for an international treaty transfer if the country they are going to is Canada, Mexico, or Thailand. In these countries, an indefinite sentence is seen as very dangerous and can be a habitual offender.

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International treaty transfers are extremely difficult to obtain. Less than 1% of treaty transfer applications are granted every year in the US. The percentage is even lower in other countries. Applying for a treaty transfer is a very complicated and tedious task. There are many laws and regulations you need to check. Not all people are knowledgeable in this area. But with Amicus International Consulting, we will help increase the chances of your treaty transfer application being approved. Let us know your case and circumstances and we will help you out.


Amicus International Consulting has the knowledge and experience needed to file a successful international treaty transfer application. We work as a referral agent to get you connected with experienced international lawyers to help increase your chances. These international lawyers know all the regulations and laws regarding a treaty transfer and how your convicted loved one can be transferred back to your country. The whole international treaty transfer process can take up to seven years or more, depending on the convicted case and sentence.


A successful international treaty transfer can result in a “shorter” sentence once the transferred prisoner has reached the receiving country. The receiving country has the jurisdiction and can shorten or lighten the sentence the convicted is serving. Amicus International Consulting will help your convicted loved ones to be approved for a treaty transfer and you and your lawyers can file a case to decrease their sentence. This will greatly depend on your country’s laws and regulations.

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