Bergen County Jail

The Bergen County Jail is an ICE detention center that is located in Hackensack, New Jersey. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

For information about an ICE detainee housed at the Bergen County Jail, call (201) 527-3000, anytime, 24 hours a day. Be sure to have the detainee's information ready when you call. Including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, their date of birth, and their country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Bergen County Jail are as follows:

C3 Housing Unit
Fridays:                10:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturdays:            7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

C4 Housing Unit
Thursdays            10:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturdays             8:30 am to 11:00 am

General Rules

Each detainee must provide a list of visitors to the Facility Staff. You must be on their list in order to visit.

Detainees are allowed to visit for 30 minutes. To allow enough time to process through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to their visiting time. 

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the visiting room. Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older) and can't be left unattended in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.  

Visitors are not allowed to bring items into the visiting room or pass items to a detainee. Before visiting your detainee, you will be subject to a search of your person and an inspection of your belongings. You must also successfully pass through a metal detector. If you refuse to cooperate with search procedures, your visit will be denied.

No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Parking is free, and the visitor parking lot is located in front of the main entrance within the facility.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit their clients between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm, seven days a week.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals daily, at any time. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

The ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Bergen County Jail can be reached by calling (212) 863-3401.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Bergen County Jail at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Bergen County Jail
160 South River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

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General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (201) 527-3000
Field Office Main Phone: (212) 863-3401

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Bergen County Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
160 South River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

When sending a detainee mail through the US Postal Service, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Bergen County Jail does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Bergen County Jail are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee is allowed to receive items that are necessary for travel or release from agency custody. Before sending a package to a detainee, contact the field office for approval at:

(212) 863-3401
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, you are not allowed to send electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.).

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Bergen County Jail directly. However, if you need to leave a detainee an urgent message you can call (201) 527-3000.

Your message must include:

  • The detainee's full name
  • Their alien registration number, and 
  • A telephone number where you can be reached

How to Send Money

You can mail money directly to a detainee at Bergen County Jail by sending a money order or cashier's check. Do not send cash. Mail the money order or cashier's check to:

Bergen County Jail
Detainee Name/Alien Number
160 South River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

When you send money to a detainee in the mail, it is taken to the processing area and placed into their account. The processing officer will give a receipt for all funds received. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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