Polanski is still the subject of a Red Notice issued by Interpol, the international police organization. "A valid national arrest warrant still exists for him" an Interpol spokeswoman, who did not wish to be identified by name, told ABC News.
"Each country views Red Notices in different ways" she explained. "Some view a Red Notice as basis for provisional arrest. Some don't. It's entirely depending on the country and the offences and also if there are bilateral extradition treaties between the countries involved," she continued. "It does not necessarily mean he will be arrested. It's up to a country to decide what, if any action, it will take".
The Oscar-winning director, who holds dual French and Polish citizenship, was arrested at Zurich airport on his way to a film festival Sept. 26, 2009. After spending more than two months in a Swiss prison, Polanski was placed under house arrest at his chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, wearing an electronic bracelet, on Dec. 4, 2009.
His arrest prompted an outcry in the global film industry and in some political circles in France, where he has been a long-time resident. Several world famous directors signed petitions supporting Polanski.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.