Immigration Bond Payment Process & Rates

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Immigration Bond Hearing Process & Requirements

Why should you pay attention to the immigration bond hearing process and requirements?

Immigrant detainees pay thousands of dollars in immigration bonds to be released from federal detention across the United States — sometimes more than they should. Find out whether you’re eligible for an immigration bond, and whether you’re paying a reasonable price for the immigration bond, by learning about it from the experts.

Our immigration bond agents have years of experience in INS bond cases. Let us help you during your time of need by explaining the immigration bond process and making it easier for you.

About Immigration Bonds

US Immigration Bonds Services Nationwide

Amistad Bail & Immigration Bonds, based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a leading immigration bonds provider in the country. Amistad offers families in the entire United States and families around the world with fast and considerate immigration bond service for love ones detained in ICE Detention Facility.

Amistad offers one of the lowest rates in the industry at 2% premium fee with all full cash immigration bonds. Amistad does not guarantee same day release because it is up to ICE to approve the immigration bond payment and then release the detainee when the ICE detention center finalizes their process. Many detention centers do a very good job in communicating with us via email for same day release, but other detention centers have no communication at all.


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Rates and Options

Amistad Bail & Immigration Bonds offers multiple immigration bond rates and options. Full cash collateral immigration bonds include a $100 application fee and 2% premium cost. Here’s an example of the cost breakdown if the immigration bond payment total is $5,000:
    • $5,000 Full Cash Collateral
    • $100 bond application fee
    • $100 as 2% premium cost
  • $5,200 is the total amount due
Why not just pay the bond directly to the Department of Homeland Security, you may ask? The additional fee of contacting an immigration bond agent provides invaluable convenience for you. If you decide to pay the DHS on your own, you will have to deal with these factors:
  • You have to travel to the nearest DHS office that accepts immigration bond payments.
  • The individual who is making bond payments must have proof of legal status in the USA.
  • If the bond isn’t accepted by 3pm, you have to restart the process on the next business day.
  • DHS doesn’t accept cash. They only accept Certified Checks and Post Office Money Orders.
  • DHS typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to return collateral. It could sometimes take months.
If you currently can’t provide full cash collateral, Amistad accepts the equivalent of 15% premium cost of the total value of the immigration bond and real property. Other than full cash, our collateral requirement would be liens on real property. Here’s a sample breakdown for a $10,000 immigration bond payment:
  • $10,000 x .15 = $1,500 Premium Owed + Lien on a Property
Some companies may charge 10% initially. Although it’s a lower rate, it typically comes with annual renewals or an annual maintenance fee. These cases usually last an average of 3 to 5 years, and many times up to 10 years or longer. That means paying 10% every year that the case stays active. At Amistad, we guarantee we won’t charge annual renewal fees and annual maintenance fees while the case is active.

Paying the Immigration Bond Payment

If you’re paying the immigration bail bond out of pocket, you must prepare a cashier’s check to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Alternatively, you may get in touch with Amistad Bail & Immigration Bonds to have your detained loved one released as soon as possible.

You will be asked to present your social security card along with a valid photo ID card in order to pay the immigration bond. Then, an ICE officer will inform the detention facility that your loved one is clear for release.

You must present your proof of legal status in the United States. If the immigration bond payment is accepted by ICE, normally, the defendant would be released the same day.

After your loved one has been released by an ICE detention facility, we recommend contacting an immigration lawyer to help you decide on the next best step.

Note: If the immigration bond sponsor lives far and cannot physically go to the detention facility, they will need to contact the nearest ICE officer and make arrangements through them. The detained individual will still be released from the area they’re detained in.

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Where to Pay the Immigration Bond Payment?

You may post an immigration bond payment at the nearest ICE ERO bond acceptance office on weekdays, between 9am and 3pm, except on public holidays. As a nationwide provider of immigration bonds, Amistad will help you connect with the nearest facility.

Keep in mind that immigration bonds can’t be paid in cash or personal checks.

How Do You Pay for Immigration Bonds?

The immigration bond payment process is less intimidating than people assume. Amistad Bail & Immigration Bonds has streamlined the process for you:

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Make the immigration bond payment.

Prepare bond payments in the form of bank certified checks or US postal money orders. Payments should be made to the US Department of Homeland Security. The person posting the bond — either a US citizen or permanent resident — should be the same one named as the payor.

Wait for the bond to be posted.

It may take several hours for ICE to process immigration bond payments so it’s ideal to visit the local facility early in the morning. The person posting the bond will sign a document with ICE that the federal agency will ask for when you collect the bond money.

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Defendants should keep an updated address with ICE.

After the immigration bond payment is posted and the detained individual is released, it’s important for the defendant to update their mailing address with ICE. This is primarily because the court will notify them of future court hearings by mail.

Call us at (800) 969-3484 for clarifications regarding immigration bond payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you pay your money directly to the court, yes, it is refundable, but when you proceed through a bail bondsman, the fee is non-refundable.

Regardless of whether you are found guilty or not, if you show up to all your court dates, including the ones that include possible sentencing, you get your bail money back.

Yes, we can help you with the crests and troughs of bail bonds in North Carolina.

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Premium Fee Of 2% For Full Cash Immigration Bonds

The fastest and most reliable immigration bond company with their main office located in Raleigh, North Carolina can only be provided by Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds. Our staff is committed to helping you and your loved ones get through this difficult time as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on proving the best customer service. This is why we provide one of the lowest premium fees in the industry of 2% on all cash bonds.