While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country’s laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and may not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating Bermuda’s laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned.
The consulate is able to provide some judicial assistance to American citizens in Bermuda. We can perform depositions, notarials and provide a list of lawyers/law firms in Bermuda (PDF – 36KB) If you are an American citizen who has been arrested or are a relative of someone who has been arrested please go to the Arrests section of our website.
If you would like general information on judicial assistance please go to: Travel.state.gov – International Judicial Assistance.