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Welcome to the Cash Electronic Bonds (CeBonds) webpage. Here you can:

  • Verify bond information
  • Post bonds for eligible detained noncitizens
  • Receive electronic notifications

Frequently Asked Questions

CeBONDS is a web-based system that provides the public with a fully automated, Okta secured, online capability to make requests to verify bond information, post cash immigration bonds for detained noncitizens determined by the Immigration Judge or ERO to be suitable for release on bond and enables ICE to send electronic notifications to cash bond obligors.

U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, law firms, and non-profit organizations can use CeBONDS to post a delivery bond, voluntary departure bond, or order of supervision bond. Noncitizens can also post a voluntary departure bond or order of supervision bond on their own behalf.

Register for a secure CeBONDS account by selecting “Click Here to Post a Bond” and complete the subsequent prompts.

An obligor is the entity or individual who posts a bond as security for performance and fulfillment of the bonded noncitizen’s obligations to the government. By paying a noncitizen's bond, the obligor guarantees the performance of the conditions of the bond.

An obligor must provide at least one (1) document to ICE from an applicable category below:

U.S. Citizen

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. birth certificate
  • U.S. Citizen born abroad document
  • USCIS naturalization certificate
  • State-issued driver’s license (only REAL ID card)
  • State-issued ID card (only REAL ID card)
  • Military identification card

Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

  • Permanent Resident Card (commonly know as a “Green Card”)
  • Military identification card

Non-Profit Organization

  • IRS Letter 947: Letter of Determination
  • SS4 IRS Notification Letter (Employer Identification Number [EIN] approval letter)

Law Firms

  • SS4 IRS Notification Letter (EIN approval letter)

Noncitizen Posting their own Voluntary Departure (VD) or Order of Supervision Bond

  • Form I-862: Notice to Appear
  • VD Order (for VD Bond)
  • IJ Order (for Order of Supervision Bond)
  • Form I-220B: Order of Supervision
  • Form I-765: Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Bond payments must be made via a Fedwire or Automated Clearing House (ACH) to post an immigration bond.

  • Fedwire: A high speed, real time, electronic funds transfer system operated by the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • ACH: An electronic network of financial institutions that facilitate the transfer of money from one bank account to another.

The bond verification process, including the review of the bond contract and payment, will typically take approximately 1-2 hours depending on factors including, but not limited to, staffing, operational resources, and case-specific circumstances. Processing will take place during office hours. Requests received after normal office hours will be processed on the next business day.

Noncitizens will typically be released by the end of the day after the bond is approved and signed.

Bond posting hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the time zone where the noncitizen is detained.

Ensure the correct name and A# the noncitizen is detained under has been entered correctly. If the information is correct, then contact the nearest ICE field office for assistance.

On April 20, 2023, ICE will begin using CeBONDS to process bond payments and execute ICE Form I-352, Immigration Bond. From April 20, 2023 through May 31, 2023, ICE will still accept in-person requests for payment at field office locations to provide the public time to adjust to CeBONDS. Effective June 1, 2023, bonds must be paid electronically utilizing the CeBONDS system.

Note: There may be operational exceptions to this requirement. In these instances, contact the nearest ICE field for guidance.

Send an email to the CeBONDS helpdesk at or contact the nearest ICE Field Office.

Hours of Operations

Bond posting hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the time zone where the noncitizen is detained.

Updated: 04/26/2023