How we help Prisoner and family support Prisoner and family FAQs Will I be able to visit? Most prisons allow visits, although rules vary considerably. In most instances, visitors need to get permission to visit, either by applying for a permit or submitting paperwork to get their name added to a list. Consult the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) prisoner pack for more specific advice and get in touch with us if you need help with booking a visit in either France or Spain. We understand that visiting a loved one in prison can be a very nerve-wracking and emotional experience. We’ll do everything we can to help you prepare for your visit and ensure that it goes smoothly. Please feel welcome to call us once you’ve visited to talk through how it went and any issues it raised.