Otay Mesa Detention Center

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      Otay Mesa Detention Center, California

      ICE Detention Facility

      San Diego Field Office
      7488 Calzada de la Fuente
      San Diego, CA, 92231
      Facility Main Telephone Line:
      (619) 661-3823
      Field Office Main Telephone Line:
      (619) 557-6117

      Visitation hours:

      Otay Mesa Detention Facility has both in person and video visitation hours for the families who have a loved one who is being detained in the facility. Video visitation can occur between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM and is available 7 days a week. In person visitation occurs on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM. You must schedule an appointment for visitation 10 days in advance by sending an email to [email protected]

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      The Otay Mesa Detention Center. (Photo courtesy Google Maps 2021)

      Call now to bond out an ICE detainee: (844) 910-2342

      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Otay Mesa Detention Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Otay Mesa Detention Facility that accepts immigration bonds is located at 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a cash bond in person.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the Otay Mesa Detention Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes, there is free public parking available at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Center?

        No. The Otay Mesa Detention Facility does not accept immigration bonds at that facility. If you would like to post an immigration bond for someone being detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility, you must post one in person at one of the 82 ICE-ERO offices around the country. The closest ICE-ERO office to the Otay Mesa Detention Facility is located at 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101. The phone number for that office is 619.436.0084.

        How do Consular visits work at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility?

        Consular officials can meet with their detained nationals at any time. The facility requests that all arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer first. All Consular representatives must bring appropriate identification and credentials. To speak with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer call 619.661.3824.

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          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (619) 661-3823.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (619) 557-6117.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          California ICE Detention Facilities

          Not every ICE detention facility allows you to post an immigration bond in California. If you would like to post an immigration bond it must be done at an ICE-ERO facility that accepts immigration bonds.

          You can post an immigration bond through a licensed immigration bonding agent. That agent can post a bond for you electronically for any detention facility in California and around the US.

          Video transcript: The amount of an immigration bond is determined by an immigration judge or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE. The amount usually ranges from $2,500 to $15,000 depending on the particular circumstances of each individual immigrants case. The bond amount can be paid directly to an ICE ERO facility by cash, money order or certified check. Regardless of what the amount is, it is always faster to use an immigration bond agent to get a detainee released because an immigration bond agent can post the bond electronically without having to be at the facility in person.

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