August 4, 2013

What is an immigration bond, and where to get help?

Immigration bail bonds are quite a bit different than your regular state or county bail bonds. Let’s go over a few points that you must know about Immigration Bonds:

  • Immigration bonds require a 15% premium. This is due the the higher risk involved. This 15% premium is non refundable and is the standard rate nationwide.
  • Collateral is always need to post an immigration bond. Real Estate, credit cards, and cash are all acceptable forms of collateral. Collateral will be returned as soon as our agency receives notification that the bond has been discharged.
  • Immigration bonds can be posted from any INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) facility nationwide no matter where the defendant is being held.

Immigration bail bonds aren’t that difficult, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to bail someone out of jail using an immigration bail bond. That being said, difficulties can arise and every so often these become major problems, so it’s a good idea to think carefully before you embark on the immigration bail bonds process.

There aren’t many differences between the immigration bail bonds process, and the normal state or county bail bonds process. The main one is that you will have to pay a premium of between 15 an 20% of the full bond amount up front, instead of the standard 10% charge. That represents the extra work and risk that bail bond agency is taking on when they deal with an immigration bail bond. The cost of the premium will also depend on the collateral that is used to cover the bond, since this will obviously affect the risk that the agency is taking.

The problem with the immigration bail bond process is often that communication breaks down, and the people who want to co-sign the bail bond just don’t understand the process. It’s often a cultural or language divide, and with the best will in the world it can be difficult to handle in a high pressured situation. Just remember to stay calm throughout the process and remain patient; if you do both of those things the whole thing should go reasonably smoothly.

Choosing a bail bond agency with a specialist team to handle immigration bail bonds is a good idea. You might have to do a bit of searching, but this will give you much more peace of mind when you embark on the process of bailing an immigrant out of jail.

Immigration Detention Holds: Places to get help – Call the holding facilities if you are seeking someone in particular.


El Paso Processing Center
8915 Montana Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 225-1941

Houston Contract Detention Facility
15850 Export Plaza
Houston, TX 77032
(281) 985-8400

Laredo Contract Detention Facility
4702 East Saunders Street
Laredo, Texas 78401
(956) 727-4118

Port Isabel Detention Center
27991 Buena Vista Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 547-1700

South Texas Detention Facility
566 Veteran’s Drive
Pearsall, Texas 78061
(830) 334-2939

Willacy Detention Center
1800 Industrial Drive
Raymondville, Texas 78580
(956) 689-9218

Gage Gandy Bail Bonds of the Brazos County serving College Station Bryan area in Texas and surrounding areas for over 16 years. Texas A&M – Class of ’95.

Visit Gage Gandy Bail Bonds for more information on our Brazos Valley Bail Bonds website…or just call us at 979-821-2663 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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