What is a Deportation Officer?

Deportation Officer Job Description

Deportation officers are responsible for detaining and monitoring non-citizens who have been ordered to leave a host country.  They must oversee the deportation process from the time of the order of the deportation to the time when the non-citizen actually leaves the country.



Typical Job Duties

• Liaise with other immigration office team members, attorneys and customs officers

• Liaise with other governmental departments that deal with regulating immigration and nationality matters

• Help identify, locate and apprehend uncooperative non-citizens

• Prepare and present information used in deportation proceedings and exclusion hearings

• Consult with foreign consulates and embassies in order to ensure that the deportee is issued proper documentation upon their return to their home country

• May be required to escort the deportee out of the country, as per the details of the deportation order



Scholarships for Becoming a Deportation Officer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Deportation Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Criminal Justice Scholarships and Criminology Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Deportation Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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