[quote=“rantheman”]i realize not all of us here are from the US , but for those of you who are I have a question:
do you have any doubts about the ability or most importantly the resolve of AIT to help you when the chips are down (in jail or what not)?
I think this is an important question because they are civil servants and it’s their duty
rran the man[/quote]
The only responsibility your government has is to provide you with a list a local attorney’s and to visit you in jail on occasion. They are not there to get you out of jail, to hand carry your personal mail or go fund raising on your behalf.
Unfortunately most people assume that consular officers are there to spring their release… They go their to check your identity to ensure you are who you say you are, contact your relatives to let them know of your situation, and perhaps bring you some mail and small change, and inform you of who to contact regarding your legal situation.
It’s not their duty to help you with an expired ARC or banking problems. However they can issue children a certificate of identity to travel on if they don’t have a passport.
PS They don’t carry get out of jail free cards.