Many individuals are required to report to ICE. However, many of the ICE offices are closed to the public. Until these offices reopen, individuals must nevertheless report but may do it by phone. ICE acknowledges that it is aware that many individuals are having difficulties reporting via phone. In their website, they answer the question of how to report as follows:
I have a scheduled ICE check-in and tried calling my local field office but no one answered, what should I do? Contact the local ICE field office by phone for further instructions. If you missed your scheduled ICE check-in, you need to ensure that you make contact with ICE.
I’m unable to attend an ICE check-in because of COVID-19, what should I do? Contact your local ICE field office. If they do not answer, leave a message with your name, A-number, and phone number. Due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19 and a higher than expected number of phone calls, ICE will contact you with updated information on how to proceed with your scheduled check-in.
I tried calling ICE but they did not answer the phone. What should I do? Leave a message for ICE with your name, A-number, and phone number. Due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19 and a higher than expected number of phone calls, ICE will be contacting you soon to provide you with updated information on how to proceed with your check-ins.
I tried calling my case specialist, but they did not answer the phone. What should I do? Leave a message for your case specialist with your name, A-number, and phone number. Due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19 and a higher than expected number of phone calls, your case specialist will be contacting you soon to provide you with updated information on how to proceed with your check-ins. Please keep a record of the date and time for reference purposes that you contacted your case specialist.
August update for those reporting to ICE in Atlanta during COVID-19 Those reporting to ICE while the offices are closed have done so via telephone and have found that telephone reporting has been difficult since often they simply cannot get through the line. ICE-Atlanta has implemented a temporary e-mail option to be used when their efforts via phone fail. These are the steps to follow:
Call the phone reporting at 404-893-1248. If you cannot get through the line,
Send an email to ATL.NewReportDate@ice.dhs.gov that states the following:
Your Alien registration number
The phone number that you can be reached at by an ICE officer
An ICE officer will call them at the given phone number to complete their check in.
Remember to pick up the call when the ICE officer calls, their call may come from a number that may be blocked.
Also remember that an ICE officer will not ask you to do anything other than provide them the same basic information you have provided before- they will not ask you for bank account information, money or money transfers, to meet them at non-government offices or anything out of the ordinary.
Save a copy of your email and make any notes of any conversation that you have with your officer for future reference including the date and time of the call, the name of the officer and the content of the call. Any concerns about requests should be shared with your attorney.
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