Immigration Bonds Explained

The Bond Process
The immigration bail bond process begins with an arrest and detention of an illegal alien by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE), and that person will be taken to a federal law enforcement station for processing and booking.

Next, the amount of the immigration bond may be set by a deportation officer after having interviewed the detainee or by an Immigration Judge in Immigration Court. The amount of an immigration bail bond is determined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—there is no standard bond amount. An outside party (Indemnitor) must pay—also referred to as post or “put up”—the immigration bail bond. If the outside party cannot pay the full amount of the bond, or does not wish to deposit the full amount of the bond with Homeland Security, they must make arrangements with an immigration bonding company.

This is where Action Immigration Bonds helps you, to get the immigration bond posted in order to get the person released from detention.  Whether detained at a local, state or federal facility, Action can help, in many cases, to have your loved one home that same day.

An immigration bail bond, technically a “surety bond”, is a three-party contract between Homeland Security, the Insurance Company (obligor) and Bonding Company (Agent or Co-obligor) and the Alien (also known as the Principal or Respondent).  It is the Bondsman who guarantees to Homeland Security that the alien–when released on bond–will be present for each and every Notice to Appear (NTA) issued by Homeland Security.  In turn, the Indemnitor, co-signer or person requesting the bond, guarantees to the Bondsman that he/she will ensure that the Alien/ Respondent appear when required.  For this service, the Indemnitor is charged a bail bond fee or premium. Action Immigration Bonds charges a one-time premium (a percentage) of the full bail amount, with no annual renewal premium fees thereafter. Some companies charge an annual renewal premium with a two-year minimum, which will result in a higher cost in the long run. The Indemnitor (usually a friend or relative of the detained alien) guarantees to pay the full amount of the bond if the Alien fails to appear for any I 340 or Notice to Appear).

To arrange a bond, collateral is needed, such as equity in a home. Action Immigration Bonds is an expert in using creative forms of collateral, including credit cards. Call Action Immigration Bonds and Insurance Services now at (877) 885-2151  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 Bail 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 residents of California, ensure that the Bondsman with whom you are dealing maintains an active, effective Fire and Casualty license.  That license is a requirement for transacting immigration bail bonds in California.  Action Immigration Bonds and Insurance Services, Inc. is fully licensed to arrange bonds in the State of California as well as anywhere else in the country you may need assistance.

Once an agent from Action completes the qualification process (which should not take more than a minute or two), custom generated paperwork will be sent immediately by fax, email or if necessary will make other arrangements to better suit your needs.

Finally, the licensed bondsman will pay or “post” the immigration bond at the appropriate Detention and Removal Operations Office (DRO) which will result in the release of the defendant.  From start to finish, in many cases the entire process from the point that you call Action to the point that the Alien is released from jail can occur within 24 hours.  Release times vary from facility to facility, but rest assured, one of our Immigration Bond Specialists will be there monitoring the process every step of the way.  Call Action Immigration Bonds now at (877) 885-2151  to get your questions answered and your loved one, friend or employee out of jail.


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