Visiting Application

All potential visitors must complete and submit a visiting application TO THE INSTITUTION IN WHICH THE INMATE IS HOUSED UNLESS THE INMATE IS HOUSED IN AN OUT-OF-STATE FACILITY.

If the inmate is new to the prison, visitors must wait until the inmate is classified so that they know which institution to send the application to. Visiting applications, visiting rules, and related forms are available for download on this page. In addition, inmates can obtain and mail the forms to potential visitors.

Visiting room staff will notify inmates when the application process and background check have been completed. The process normally takes two to four weeks. Inmates are responsible to notify their prospective visitor of the decision.


If you plan to visit an IDOC inmate housed in an out of state facility, you must send your visiting application and other documents to:

DW Higgins, IDOC
Attn: Visiting Applications
1299 N. Orchard St., Ste 110
Boise, ID 83706

All applicant/visitors must read and be familiar with the following:

Visiting Rules for Inmates and Visitors [PDF]

If applicant is age 18 or older, submit the following:

Visiting Application - Adult [PDF]

If applicant is age 17 or younger, submit the following:

1. Visiting Application - Adult [PDF] (For parent or guardian to visit)

2. A separate application, Visiting Application - Minor [PDF] (for child to visit)

3. A copy of the court order granting legal guardianship or a Power of Attorney Delegating Limited Powers for Visitation [PDF]

4. A certified copy of the minor's birth certificate

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