Seeing a loved one get arrested because of immigration issues can take a toll on even the strongest of individuals. You can only be detained in a country’s immigration offices if you do not follow the country’s immigration laws to the letter. If you have a loved one in detention for this, then you need to do everything possible to secure their release. Immigration bonds come into play when individuals are arrested for failure to comply with a country’s immigration laws. An immigration bond gives the detainee freedom until the determination of their case. When you get arrested by customs and immigration officers, you can be released in either of two ways; one, on the basis of personal recognizance and two on payment of the bond that is set by the officials. In this article, we will provide more information on immigration bonds.
Immigration bonds are divided into two broad categories. Both types are available to all illegal residents of the country where they are arrested so long as they do not pose a threat to the safety of the people, or national security. Voluntary departure bonds and delivery bonds are the two main types of immigration bonds.
A voluntary departure bond gives the illegal immigrant a choice to leave the country where they are detained, and at their own expense. The relevant customs and immigration body will then check to see if you have indeed left the country, and only repay the bond if you have. It is important to note that failure to leave the country within the stipulated time puts you at risk of losing your bond.
If you want an immigration judge to recommend release on bail, then you need a delivery bond. To qualify for a delivery bond, an illegal immigrant must receive an arrest warrant as well as a notice of custody conditions from the body governing customs and immigration. Delivery bonds are issued to ensure that all illegal immigrants show up before a judge on the agreed-upon date. These bonds give illegal immigrants a semblance of freedom since they await their hearings at home rather than in jail cells.
Both immigration judges and customs officials have the power to determine the cost of an individual’s immigration bond. Some of the factors considered when determining the cost of immigration bonds are family ties, criminal history, and employment status. You should not attempt to flee before your court hearing since this will only increase the cost of your immigration bond. You can pay for an immigration bond either with a cash bond or a surety bond. You can get a surety bond if you cannot come up with the money to pay for the immigration bond o your own.