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Countries Having a Prisoner Transfer Relationship with the United States

I. Bilateral Treaties and Transfer Agreements*
Bolivia
Canada
France
Hong Kong
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Federated States
  of Micronesia
Republic of Palau
Panama
Peru
Thailand
Turkey
II. Participants in the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (COE Convention)
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia and
  Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Liechtenstein<
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Mauritius
Moldova
Mexico
Montenegro
Netherlands**
Norway
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tonga
Trinidad/
Tobago
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom***
Venezuela
III. Participants in the Inter-American Convention on Serving Criminal Sentences Abroad (OAS Convention)
Belize
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Saudi Arabia
Uruguay
Venezuela

*/ Some of these countries are also parties to multilateral prisoner transfer conventions to which the United States is a signatory. For example, Mexico, France, Canada, Bolivia, Panama, and Turkey are signatories to the COE Convention. Mexico, France and Bolivia prefer proceeding under the bilateral treaty; Panama prefers proceeding under the COE Convention; and the United States prefers proceeding with Turkey under the COE Convention. Canada, Mexico, and Panama are also signatories to the OAS Convention. Mexico prefers proceeding under the bilateral treaty. Costa Rica is signatory to the COE Convention and the OAS Convention. Although Costa Rica does not have a treaty preference, the United States processes its prisoner transfer requests pursuant to the COE Convention unless Costa Rica or the prisoner requests otherwise.

**/ Includes the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten) and Aruba.

***/ Includes British territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Henderson Island, Isle of Man, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus, and St. Helena, Ascencion and Tristan da Cunha (formerly St. Helena Dependencies).

[updated and renumbered March 2012] [cited in USAM 9-35.010; Criminal Resource Manual 741]