Can You Leave the Country While on Probation?

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According to the Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, it is possible to leave the country while on probation if permission is attained from a parole officer. The parole officer takes several things into account, such as the parolee's business abroad and the crime for which he was sentenced.

In most cases, the parolee must get advanced permission to leave the country. However, parolees who travel frequently to see family or for work may be given conditional permission, says the Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein. With conditional permission, the parolee may visit certain countries or leave the country on certain types of business without getting prior permission. This is dependent on the parolee not getting in further trouble while traveling abroad.