How Can I Locate a Detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Custody?

Question: How can I locate a detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody?


Locating a detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody can be a challenging and stressful experience, but the ICE Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS) is designed to make this process easier. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Alien Registration Number (A-Number): If you have the detainee’s A-Number, enter it into the ODLS. This unique identifier greatly simplifies the search.
  2. Biographical Information: If you don’t have the A-Number, you can still search using the detainee’s full name, country of birth, and date of birth. Accuracy is crucial for successful results.
  3. Facility Information: The ODLS will provide the current location of the detainee, including the name and contact details of the detention facility. This information is essential for visiting or contacting the detainee.

In addition to using the ODLS, you might consider consulting with an immigration lawyer, especially if you encounter difficulties or need further assistance. Legal experts can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the process.

For detailed insights and expert legal advice on locating a detainee in ICE custody, visit here. Having the right information and support can make a significant difference in navigating this difficult situation.