Posting a Bond

There are two ways to post a bond 1) after ICE determines that an alien is eligible for a delivery bond ($1500 minimum) or 2) after Voluntary Departure granted with bond ($500 minimum).

A cash bond must be paid directly to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Contact your local ICE field office for more information.

When a cash bond is posted, it must be for the full amount of the bond, and in one of the following four forms:

  1. CASH
  4. U.S. BONDS or NOTES

There are no provisions for paying less than the full bond, and no form of collateral outside of the four mentioned above will be accepted for a cash bond.

To post a surety bond you must work through a private company rather than ICE. You can find the names and addresses of agents who will post surety bonds for immigration purposes in the yellow pages. Usually they are located in the general vicinity of ICE offices which accept bonds. Sometimes, but not always, these companies also post criminal bail bonds. Their requirements for collateral and premiums vary, and ICE does not recommend any one company over another. Your local ICE office may, however, be able to provide you with the names of agents in that area who will post surety bonds.

The following information is required for posting a bond:

  1. Alien Name
  2. Alien Registration Number
  3. Name of the facility where the alien is being held
  4. Alien's home address
  5. Alien's date of birth
  6. Alien's country of birth
  7. Bond Amount
  8. Name of the person posting the bond
  9. Valid address for the person posting the bond
  10. Valid Social Security Number for the person posting the bond
  11. Valid phone number for the person posting the bond
  12. Acceptable form of identification

Any one of the following are acceptable forms of identification:

  1. Permanent Resident Card
  2. Passport with appropriate stamps
  3. Valid driver's license
  4. State identification with proof of immigration status

It is your responsibility to ensure that all information you provide to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accurate and up to date. All notices for interviews and court appearances will be sent to the alien's address that you provide us. Failure of the bonded alien to appear upon demand by the ICE could result in the bond being breached.