Immigration Bonds Explained
The Bond Process
The immigration bond process begins with the arrest of an illegal alien by the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations Customs Enforcement, that person is then taken to a federal law enforcement station for processing and booking.
Next, the immigration bond amount is set by an immigration judge or via custody determination after an interview with the alien by a Deportation Officer. The amount of an immigration bond is determined by the Department of Homeland Security—there is no standard amount. An outside party (Indemnitor) must pay—also referred to as post or “put up”—the immigration bond. If the outside party cannot pay the full amount of the bond, they must make arrangements with an immigration bonding company.
This is where our bail bond agents help you get the immigration bond posted in order to get the person out of jail.
An immigration bail bond, technically a “surety bond”, is a three-party contract between the Homeland Security, the Obligor (Surety) and co-obligor (Agent), and the Principal (also called defendant, respondant or alien). It is the Surety/ Agent who guarantees to Homeland Security that the alien–when released on bond–will be present for each and every Notice to Appear (NTA) in the future. In turn, the Indemnitor (or co-signer) guarantees to the Bondsman that he/she will make sure that the alien appears when required. For this service, the Indemnitor is charged a bond fee or premium. Our agency charges a one-time percentage of the full bond amount, with no annual premium percentage fees thereafter. Some companies charge an annual premium percentage of the set bond with a two-year minimum, which will result in a higher cost in the long run. The co-signer of the contract (usually a family member or friend of the detainee) guarantees to pay the full amount of the bond if the alien fails to make scheduled appearances.
To arrange a bond, collateral is needed, such as equity in a home. We are experts in using creative forms of collateral, including using credit cards. Call right now at (800)599-2923 for a complete explanation of collateral. During the initial phone consultation, one of our multilingual Specialists will gather basic information about your situation in order to begin the approval process. Here is an Immigration Bond Checklist [hyperlink] of suggested information to have when you speak to our Specialist. If you don’t have this information, don’t worry. Our Specialist will do the background research for you.
For California cases, the Bondsman must have a Fire and Casualty license in the State of California in order to transact immigration bond business. We are fully licensed to arrange immigration bonds in California.
Once the proper documents are prepared, We will process the paperwork immediately by fax or email, or if necessary dispatch a licensed bail agent to you to complete the process.
Finally, the licensed bondsman will pay or “post” the immigration bond at the appropriate Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office which will result in the release of the alien. From start to finish, the entire process can be completed within hours and the person is released from jail that same day!
Call one of our Specialists now at (800)599-2923 to get your questions answered and your loved one, friend or employee out of jail.