Immigration Bond Resources

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      How the immigration process works

      How the Immigration Bond and Detention/Release Process Works

      • Arrest – Immigrant is taken into custody by Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE)
      • Processing/Booking – Immigrant is processed at one of the 137 ICE Detention Facilities located throughout the United States
      • Immigration Bond Amount Set – If determined appropriate, an immigration judge sets a bond amount so that the detainee can await their deportation hearing out of custody. Typically, immigration bonds range from $2,500 to $15,000.
      • Posting of Cash/Surety Bond – The family can post the bond directly at one of 92 ICE ERO bond accepting facilities around the country or they can work with a licensed immigration bonding agent to post the bond for them.
      • Immigrant Released – Once the bond is posted, the immigrant is released from the detention facility.
      • Immigrant attends ALL hearings – As part of the conditions of release, the immigrant must attend ALL court hearings for the life of their case, which can last 2-3 years.
      • Case Determined – The case against the immigrant has been fully adjudicated.
      • Cash/Bond Collateral Returned – The money that was paid to the court is fully returned to the indemnitor. If the bond was posted by an immigration bonding agent, the money is returned to the indemnitor minus a small fee.

      Resources Quick Links

      IF YOU NEED TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY,
      PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

      Types of Immigration Bonds

      There are two main ways for a detained alien/immigrant to secure their release from custody, a cash bond and a surety bond.

      Cash Bond

      If the family of the detained individual wishes to secure a cash bond, they must go in person to a federal immigration court. Once there, the family will need to navigate the court system and ultimately deposit the full amount of the cash bail and all the required paperwork.

      Surety Bond

      If a family would like to post a surety bond, all they need to do is contact a licensed immigration bond agent. A list of approved sureties is published by the Department of the Treasury on a list called the “Department Circular 570.” For a nominal administration fee, the bond agent can assist a family or individual in getting a loved one released from custody.

      Depending on which bond agent that the family works with, they typically will deposit the full amount of the bond as collateral with the bail bond agent. This can be usually be done via cash, check, money order or credit card. The bond agent will then post the bond electronically without having to go to the courthouse, and the detainee will be released. Some bond agents might take less than full collateral on the bond and require a payment plan of some kind, but that is an issue which will typically be negotiated between the family and the bonding agent.

      Once the released immigrant’s/alien’s case has been resolved and they have attended all court hearings, the cash deposit with the court and the collateral deposit with the bond agent will be returned to the family. The only difference being that they bond agent will return the collateral amount minus the nominal administration fee agree to during the bond negotiation process.

      This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself. Call (844) 910-2342 if you need help releasing someone from ICE custody.

      Important Immigration Bond Documents

      Immigration Form EOIR-33 – Change of Address

       

      Form EOIR-33 varies by city; you can find your city’s specific form listed on the Department of Justice’s website.

      Form I-286 – Notice of Custody Determination

       

      This form is issued by the Department of Homeland Security to notify the alien/immigrant whether they will be released or held in custody.

      Form I-352 – Immigration Bond

       

      This is the form that is completed as part of the bond transaction. It contains both the instructions and the general terms and conditions that the released immigrant/alien will be required to adhere to. These terms and conditions include the various obligations the parties are agreeing to and those events that automatically make the bond null and void. This form is used for both cash bonds and surety bonds.
      Download Form I-352

      The following documents pertain to cash bonds only:

      Form I-305 – Receipt of Immigration Officer

       

      United States Bonds or Notes, or Cash Accepted as Security on Immigration Bond. This document is simply the receipt issued back to the family or person who posts the cash bond (obligor). This form must be submitted back to the court when the obligor requests their deposit back upon conclusion of the immigrant’s/alien’s case.

      Form I-312 – Designation of Attorney in Fact

       

      This form allows someone to accept the cash deposited back on behalf of the obligor.
      Download Form I-312

      Form I-395 – Affidavit in Lieu of Lost Receipt

       

      This form is used if Form I-305 is lost or destroyed. It can be used to request return of cash bond deposit with the court.
      Download Form I-395

      Form I-352A – Notice to Cash Bond Obligors IRS “Backup Withholding” Rules

       

      This form notifies the obligor that the interest that might be earned on their cash bond deposit with the court will be taxable by the IRS.

      Other Immigration Resources/Links

      Embassies

      An embassy is typically located in the capital of the host country and is responsible for handling major diplomatic issues. The ambassador is the highest official in the embassy and the chief diplomat. Below is a list of key Embassies and their locations.

      CHINA

      Chinese Embassy
      3505 International Place
      N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008
      (202) 495-2138
      www.china-embassy.org/eng/
      Email: [email protected]

      The Chinese Ambassador to the United States is Mr. Zhang Yesui.

      INDIA

      Embassy of India
      2107 Massachusetts Avenue NW
      Washington DC  20008
      (202) 939-7000
      www.indianembassy.org/
      Email:  [email protected]

      BANGLADESH

      Embassy of Bangladesh
      3510 International Drive, NW
      Washington D.C. 20008
      202-244-0183 / 7248
      202-244-7216 / 3571
      www.bdembassyusa.org
      Email: [email protected]

      The Bangladeshi Ambassador to the United States is Mr. Akramul Qader

      MEXICO

      Mexican Embassy
      1911 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20006
      (202) 728 1600
      www.embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua/
      Email: [email protected]

      Consulates

      A consulate is a smaller version of an embassy and is typically located in the larger more touristy cities. The highest official in the consulate in the consul. Consulates handle minor diplomatic issues such as issuing visas, trade issues, tourist issues, taking care of migrants and expatriates.

      Chinese Consulates

      China has five consulates located throughout the United States. This includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.

      CHINA

      Chinese Consulate General – New York
      520 12th Ave.
      New York, New York 10036
      212-502-0258
      www.newyork.china-consulate.org/eng
      Email: [email protected]

      Chinese Consulate General – Chicago
      100 West Erie Street
      Chicago, IL 60654, USA
      312-803-0095
      www.chinaconsulatechicago.org/eng
      Email: [email protected]

      Chinese Consulate General – San Francisco
      1450 Laguna Street
      San Francisco, CA 94115
      1-415-674-2900
      1-415-674-2940
      www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng
      Email: [email protected]

      Chinese Consulate General – Los Angeles
      443 Shatto Place
      Los Angeles, CA 90020
      1-213-807-8088
      1-213-807-8011
      www.losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng

      Chinese Consulate General – Houston
      3417 Montrose Boulevard
      Houston, Texas 77006
      1-713-520-1462
      www.houston.china-consulate.org/eng
      Email: [email protected]

      Indian Consulates

      India has four consulates located throughout the United States. This includes New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston.

      INDIA

      General Consulate of India – Houston
      1990 Post Oak Boulevard
      Houston, TX 77056
      1-713-626-2148
      1-713-626-2149
      www.cgihouston.org
      Email: [email protected]
      The Indian Consulate in Houston, Texas has jurisdiction over Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

      General Consulate of India – New York
      3 East 64th Street (Between 5th and Madison Avenues)
      New York, NY 10065
      1-212-774-0600
      www.indiacgny.org
      Email: [email protected]
      Consul General: Ambassador Prabhu Dayal
      1-212-774-0601/0602

      The Indian Consulate in New York has jurisdiction over Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands. If you have a loved one detained in any ICE or federal detention facilities, we can help find a trusted resource to assist you in securing their release.

      General Consulate of India – San Francisco
      540 Arguello Boulevard
      San Francisco, California 94118
      (415) 668-0662
      (415) 668-0683
      www.cgisf.org
      Email: [email protected]
      Consul General: Mrs. Susmita G. Thomas

      The Indian Consulate in San Francisco has jurisdiction over Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. If someone you know if detained in a facility located in one of these states, we can help you find a trusted resource to assist you in securing their release from custody.

      General Consulate of India – Chicago
      455, North City Front Plaza Drive
      NBC Tower Building
      Suite No. 850
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
      312-595-0405
      312-595-0409
      www.chicago.indianconsulate.com
      Email: [email protected]

      The Indian Consulate in Chicago has jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. If you need help securing the release of an immigrant/alien located in one of these states, you can contact the consulate directly or our team at CFIA and we can help you find a trusted bonding agent to work with.

      Bangladeshi Consulates

      Bangladesh has four consulates located throughout the United States. This includes New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu and New Orleans.

      BANGLADESHI

      Bangladeshi Consulate General – Los Angeles
      4201 Wilshire Boulevard
      Suite 605
      Los Angeles, California 90010
      (323) 932-0100
      www.bangladeshconsulatela.com
      Email: [email protected]
      Email: [email protected]
      Consul General – Mr. MMuhammed Enayet Hossain

      Bangladeshi Consulate General – New York
      131 West 33rd Street
      Suite# 6A
      New York, New York 10001
      (212) 599-6767
      (212) 599-6850
      www.bdcgny.org
      Email: [email protected]
      Consul General for Bangladeshi New York Office – Mr. Shabbir Ahmad Chowdhury

      Bangladeshi Consulate General – Honolulu
      3785 Old Pali Road
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
      (808) 521-5353
      Consul General for Bangladeshi Hawaii Office – Mr. Raymond Y. Ho

      Bangladeshi Consulate General – New Orleans
      321 St. Charles Avenue
      New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
      (504) 586-8300
      Email: [email protected]
      Consul General for Bangladeshi New Orleans Office – Mr. Thomas Blaise Coleman

      Mexican Consulates

      Mexico has nine consulates located throughout the United States. This includes New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Little Rock, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Miami.

      MEXICO

      Mexican Consulate General – Phoenix
      320 East McDowell Road
      Suite 105
      Phoenix, AZ 85004
      (602) 242 7398
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/phoenix
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Little Rock
      3500, South University Avenue
      Little Rock, AR 72204
      (501) 372 6933
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/littlerock
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Los Angeles
      2401 West 6th. Street
      Los Angeles, CA 90057
      (213) 351-6800
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/losangeles
      Email: [email protected]@sre.gob.mx

      Mexican Consulate General – San Francisco
      532 Folsom Street
      San Francisco, CA 94105
      (415) 354 1700
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanfrancisco
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Denver
      5350 Leetsdale Drive
      Suite 100
      Denver, CO 80246
      (303) 331 1110
      (303) 331 1112
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/denver
      [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Chicago
      204 S. Ashland Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60607
      (312) 738-2383
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/chicago
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Miami
      1399 S.W. 1st. Avenue
      Miami, FL 33130
      (786) 268-4900
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/miami
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – New York
      27 East 39th. Street
      New York, NY 10016
      (212) 217-6400
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nuevayork
      Email: [email protected]

      Mexican Consulate General – Seattle
      2132 Third Avenue
      Seattle, WA 98121
      206 448 3526
      206 448 6819
      www.consulmex.sre.gob.mx/seattle
      Email: [email protected]

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