Immigration Bonds

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All you need to know about immigration bonds.

If your friend or loved one has been arrested and detained for immigration reasons, you must get an immigration bond to release the person from custody until his or her court appearance. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the government organization that arrests and detains foreign nationals. ICE has the authority to release the person based on personal recognizance, in which case you won’t need to pay for a bond. But when either ICE or an immigration judge sets a bond amount, it’s time to explore your options.

Types of Immigration Bonds
  1. Delivery bond: An illegal immigrant who has been detained by ICE may be eligible for a delivery bond based on the determination of ICE or an immigration judge. The detainee must receive an arrest warrant and a notice of custody conditions from ICE to be released on a delivery bond. The purpose of the delivery bond is to ensure that the detainee shows up to all immigration hearings, and allows the person to spend time with family, as well as consult with an immigration lawyer leading up to a court hearing.
  1. Voluntary departure bond: In some cases, detainees are given the option to voluntarily leave the country at their own expense by a specified time period. The departure bond–if paid in full to ICE–is refundable once the person has left the country, but will be forfeited if the person fails to leave.
  1. Surety bond: The detainee’s friends or family can work with an immigration bond agent to get a surety bond. The agent will typically charge 15-20% of the total bond amount, and the money or collateral you furnish is non-refundable.
  2. Cash bond: The detainee’s friends or family can pay the full bond amount directly to ICE, and that money will be refunded once the detainee has attended all mandatory hearings in immigration court. The cash bond can be paid by cash, money order, Cashier’s check, or U.S. bonds or notes.

ABC Bail Bonds of Houston offers trusted, local, qualified immigration bond services. Contact us today, and we will provide you with information for immigration bonds so you can find out more about services and costs.


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