Consular Notification and Access 

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This policy contains instruction and guidance on consular notifications and access required upon the arrest, detention, or death of foreign nationals.

It is the policy of this department to adhere to the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of State concerning consular notification and access based on treaty obligations. Adherence to these obligations helps foreign governments provide assistance to foreign nationals arrested in the United States and helps the U.S. government protect U.S. citizens abroad. This department shall ensure that all foreign nationals are treated with respect and provided with immunities under international law where applicable (see the model policy on diplomatic immunity).

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