It is painful for one to watch a loved one being detained over their immigration status. It is important t note that all countries have rules and regulations governing immigration, and what leads to arrests is the failure to follow the rules. Being arrested is not the end for your loved one since there are steps you can take to secure their release. To secure the release of your loved one, you need an immigration bond. 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. This article seeks to delve deeper into immigration bonds.
There are two classifications of immigration bods. Both types of immigration bonds are made available to people who do not pose a security threat to the country in which they are detained. Immigration bonds are classified as either voluntary departure or delivery bonds.
The bond that allows you to leave a country voluntarily, with you catering for all traveling costs is what is known as a voluntary departure bond. It is important to note that this bond is only repaid upon confirmation by the customs and immigration body that an individual has indeed left the country. You will lose your bond if you do not leave at the agreed-upon time.
Delivery bonds, on the other hand, are issued to individuals who need an immigration judge to recommend a release on bail. People who qualify for delivery bonds have arrest warrants and notices on custody conditions. This type of bond is issued so it can guarantee one appears in all their court hearings. These bonds give illegal immigrants a semblance of freedom since they await their hearings at home rather than in jail cells.
The cost of your immigration bond will be determined either by a customs official or by an immigration judge. Your criminal history, employment status, and family ties will determine how much you pay for an immigration bond. You are advised against fleeing before your court hearing because this only increases 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.