Karnes County Residential Center

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      Search by the detainee's A-Number, which must be exactly nine digits long. If the A-Number has fewer than nine digits, please add zeros at the beginning. You are also required to select the detainee's correct country of birth.

      Karnes County Residential Center, Texas

      ICE Detention Facility

      San Antonio Field Office
      409 FM 1144
      Karnes City, TX, 78118
      acility Main Telephone Line: (830) 254-2500
      Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

      Contact information

      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the Karnes County Residential Center, please call (830) 254-2000 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

      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

      Visitation hours:

      Visitation hours at the Karnes County Residential Center are broken out as follows:

      • Monday – Sunday
        • 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

      Visitors are allowed 60 minutes for visits. The facility recommends you arrive at least 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriately through security.  Attorneys can visit clients seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (including holidays).


      The Karnes County Residential Center. Image courtesy Google Maps.

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      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Karnes County Residential Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) can be posted in-person directly at the Karnes County Residential Center. The phone number there is (830) 254-2500. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained at Karnes County Residential Center 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 bond yourself.

        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 Karnes County Residential Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas and you would like to visit them, there is parking available at the facility located at Building C3.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the Karnes County Residential Center?

        If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out of the Karnes County Residential Center. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can physically be posted and processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the Karnes County Residential Center, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        While you can bail someone out of the Karnes County Residential Center, you can also post the bond at this facility as it is one of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The phone number there is (830) 254-2500.

        Contact Us

        If you want immediate help locating an ICE detainee, fill out our form and someone will get back to you ASAP.

          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, (915) 856-2317.

          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, (915) 225-0775.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

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

          Video transcript: An Alien Registration number (also referred to as A-Number) is a unique identification number assigned to a non-citizen. It can be a seven-, eight- or nine-digit number. Each immigrant receives an A-Number from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). This number is extremely important as it is required on all immigration documents and paperwork.

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