(Information request form)
(Reference Office: D.G.IT. – DESKS I and IV)
The diplomatic-consular Representation may provide the compatriot subjected to arrest, detention or imprisonment with a list of professionals to whom he / she may turn for legal representation in court. Legal costs are borne by the citizen concerned. In cases of proven poverty and in particularly severe cases, financial aid for paying legal fees may be provided in the form of:
– a subsidy for residents abroad in the relevant district;
– a loan with promise of repayment for compatriots in transit.
Before providing financial aid for compatriots detained abroad, the Representation shall first ascertain whether their family members in Italy are willing to pay the related expenses.