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El Valle Detention Visitation Center

Private Facility

Last Updated: June 30,2021


Visitation Hours

Visiting hours for El Valle Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC. For Directions call 956-689-9999

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

General Visitation Information

El Valle Detention Facility - Visitation

Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits - Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Monday through Sunday (including holidays) 8 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits - Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in charge of the facility can be reached at Carlos Tapia (956) 547-1700 Ext 1877

Clergy Visits - Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office at (956) 689-5099 Chaplain E. Martinez.

Visiting Restrictions

  1. All family or other social visits are non-contact.
  2. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  3. If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  4. All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  5. Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  6. Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. 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.