Federal Detention Center - SeaTac

The Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC" is an ICE detention facility that is located in Seattle, Washington. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

The ICE field office that works with Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC" is also located in Seattle, Washington. If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC," call (206) 870-5700.

You must have the detainee's information ready when you call, including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC" are as follows:

  • Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Monday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • HOLIDAYS 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

No visiting is allowed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

General Rules

Adult visitors must have a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the visiting room. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Visitors should arrive 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled visit to allow time for processing through security.

All visitors are subject to a pat-down search, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visiting area, or give any items to detainees. 

Visits are contact visits, and may last a maximum of two hours.

No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the visiting room at Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC."

Attorney Visits

Attorneys and/or paralegals are allowed to visit detainees during the following hours:

Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
HOLIDAYS 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Consular Visits

Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. If possible, arrangements should be made in advance by calling the ICE Supervisory Deportation officer at (206) 835-0079.

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC" at any time. Arrangements should be made in advance through the chaplain's office by calling (206) 870-5700.

Physical Address

Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC"
2425 S 200th St
Seattle, WA 98198
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/GaM4J8f79WfsgBCPA

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (206) 870-5700
Field Office Main Phone: (206) 835-0650

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

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC"
Inmate name and A-number
2425 S 200th St
Seattle, WA 98198
United States

You must include the detainee's name and alien number in the mailing address of all detainee mail. Also include your name and address in the envelope's "return address" section, or the mail will not be given to the detainee. Staff does not read incoming inmate mail, but they do check it for contraband.

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, with the approval of the ICE Deportation Officer, they are allowed to receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody. Before sending packages to detainees, contact the ICE Deportation Officer at the facility at:

[email protected]
12500 Tukwila International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98168

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. If a detainee does not already have baggage, they may have one bag sent after receiving approval from the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer. 

Electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) cannot be included in the detainee's luggage for security reasons.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees housed at the Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC" can't receive incoming calls. To leave an urgent message, you must call 206-870-5700.

Your message must include the detainee’s full name and alien registration number, plus your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC," mail a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Do not send cash. Mail the cashier's check or money order to:

Federal Detention Center "SEA-TAC"
Detainee Full Name and Alien Number
2425 S 200th St
Seattle, WA 98198
United States

The processing officer will issue a receipt for all funds that detainees receive.

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 for a delivery bond are money orders, cashier's checks, and certified checks. Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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