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Locating Individuals in Detention

ICE operates the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) a public, web-based system that allows family members, legal representatives, and members of the public to locate individuals who are detained by ICE.

Previously, the only way to determine the location of a detained individual was by contacting an ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office. As part of detention reform, ICE deployed the ODLS so that family members and attorneys can locate a detained individual more easily online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system is also available in Spanish and seven other languages.

If you are unable to locate an individual in the ODLS who has been detained, please contact the appropriate ICE ERO field Office. Use of ODLS requires the individual’s full name, alien number (A-number) or date of birth, and country of birth.  

ODLS Brochures

  • Online Detainee Locator System Brochure (PDF | 732 KB)
  • Folleto del Sistema Localizador de Detenidos en Línea (PDF | 720 KB)
  • Brochure du Système de recherche en ligne de détenus(es) (PDF | 739 KB)
  • Folheto Informativo do Sistema Online Para Localização de Detentos (PDF | 733 KB)
  • Брошюра Онлайновая Система Определения Местонахождения Задержанного (PDF | 893 KB)
  • Buug yaraha Nidaamka Lagu Ogaado Halka Ay Ku Xiran Yihiin Dadka Xiran ee barta internetka (PDF | 741 KB)
  • Tài Liệu về Hệ Thống Tìm Người Bị Giam Trực Tuyến (PDF | 1.3 MB)
  • 被拘留者在线查询系统手册 (PDF | 1.4 MB)
  • كتيب نظام تحديد مواقع المحتجزين على شبكة الانترنت (PDF | 1.3 MB)