Do you have Fourth Amendment Protections in Foreign Countries?

The Fourth Amendment does not apply to  foreign law enforcement officers acting outside the United States. Evidence secured by foreign law enforcement that is given to the United States may be admitted against the victim of the search in a criminal trial. However, if there is sufficient U.S. involvement in the extraterritorial search of an American citizen, the Fourth Amendment applies. In contrast, nonresident aliens found outside the United States or its territories, as well as those who are temporarily and involuntarily in the country, are not protected against foreign searches, even if conducted by United States government officers.



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