Immigration bonds, like other court bonds, guarantee the appearance of an individual charged with a legal violation in court. Bonds for immigration charges are posted with the immigration and naturalization service instead of a standard jail facility. The basic eligibility requirements are the same as for other types of bonds, including the annual premium payment paid to the bail bondsman. Immigration bonds differ from normal court bonds due to the difficulty they present for the bond agent. Normal licenses for bail bonds are not sufficient for immigration bonds; a causality insurance license is required. Bonds posted for immigration charges are also subject to immediate forfeiture should the arrested individual not appear in court. Some bond agents have found additional immigration bond difficulties to include language barriers and working within the operation hours of the immigration and naturalization service. Processes for collecting on collateral also vary in immigration cases. For additional information on immigration bonds, contact a bail bondsman experienced with these bonds.