How to Pay a US Immigration Bond
Providers of immigration bonds in Texas know that if you or someone you know has been detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one of your first and biggest concerns will be getting them released. It is critical to know how to go about getting the individual released from the detention center as quickly as possible. For this exact reason, US Immigration Bonds wants to help prepare you and get you through the process of obtaining an immigration bond, as well as give you information for paying your immigration bond.
First off, you need to realize that there are two ways in which detained aliens can be determined eligible for an immigration bond and then be granted bond:
1. The ICE immigration officer determines that the detained alien is eligible and has the authority to set an immigration bond amount. In this instance, you will almost always can expect to be able to pay the immigration bond within a week of the initial determination of the bond.
2. If ICE declines to set a bond, a detainee can request to have an immigration bond hearing to determine if the detainee is eligible before an immigration judge. If the immigration judge decides that the alien is eligible, the bond will be granted and an amount will be set.
Paying the immigration bond once it is set.
– Any person of legal United States status can schedule an appointment with a local immigration bonds office to pay the detainee’s bond.
– Call the local ICE office that is designated to receive immigration bond payments.
– Let the individual know that you would like to schedule an appointment at your local ICE office to pay a bond.
– Before you go to pay the immigration bond, it is important to know that immigration bonds cannot be paid in cash or personal check.
– If you are paying the bond out of pocket, your best option is to get a cashier’s check made out to the “Department of Homeland Security”.
– You can also call US Immigration Bonds & Insurance Services, who provide nationwide immigration bail bonds in order to have your loved one released from detainment.
– In order to pay the bond, you will need to have your original social security card plus a valid photo ID.
– Once the immigration bond is paid, the ICE officer will inform the detention facility that the alien is cleared for release. The entire process takes approximately an hour and you will be able to go to the detention facility to pick up your loved one.
– Once your loved one is released, United States immigration bond specialists strongly recommend seeking competent legal aid immediately after their release on the immigration bond.
Note: If the person who is posting your bond lives far away from the individual’s detainment facility and cannot go into that physical location, they will need to contact the ICE office closest to them and make arrangements to pay the immigration bond through them. You will still be released from the area in which you are being detained.