In Prison or Military Detention

In prison

You will need to provide a letter from a solicitor, the court or the prison confirming:

  • the date of committal
  • length of sentence
  • nature of offence

In military detention

You must be detained for a period of more than 48 hours. This does not relate to custody under open arrest.

You will need to provide a letter confirming  details of the period of the detention and that you are being detained under:

  • The Army Act 1955 (9)
  • The Air Force Act 1955 (10)
  • The Naval Discipline Act 1957 (11)

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Customer Advice and Support Service

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800