Portland Immigration Court

IMMIGRATION COURT
Portland, Oregon


Welcome to the Portland Immigration Court!

The Portland Immigration Court falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge which is a component of the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Department of Justice.

Our court has made a commitment to provide access to information through the Internet in order to service the needs of the public.

Our goal is to provide the most current and accurate information available to those needing to appear before an Immigration Judge and to provide this information in a user-friendly fashion.

Please note: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) are separate organizations.

About the Court

The Portland Immigration Court is located at:
1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone:  503-326-6341

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Michael H. Bennett
Andrea Sloan

 

Court Administrator:
Joseph A. Neifert

 

Visitor Information

Telephonic inquires may be made from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
In-person assistance is available and document deliveries are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. only. Documents will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.

Court staff cannot provide telephone, message or copy services.

If you arrive before 8:00 a.m., please wait in the lobby located on the first floor and return to the court at 8:00 a.m.

Restrooms and a drinking fountain are located in the hallway outside of the court lobby.

Directions

For Directions to the Court, we have provided a link to a free mapping service.

 

Additional Information

Passports/Visas/Consulates/Embassies:

▪ U.S. Department of State:

http://www.state.gov/ or
http://www.travel.state.gov/

▪ United States Postal Service:

http://www.usps.com/, 1-800-275-8777

▪ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

National Service Center: 1-800-375-5283
Portland Office located at 1455 NW Overton Street
Portland, OR 97209
uscis.gov

▪ Mexican Consulate in Portland, Oregon:

1305 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503-274-1442

▪ Canadian Embassy:  202-682-1740

▪ Consulate of Japan - Portland:  503-221-1811

▪ Freedom of Information Act - FOIA Electronic Reading Room

http://www.foia.state.gov/

▪ Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel and related information

http://www.travel.state.gov/

 

Filing Documents

GENERAL INFORMATION

Telephonic inquires may be made from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day. In-person assistance is available and document deliveries are accepted between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM only. Documents will not be accepted after 4:00 PM.

Court staff cannot provide telephone, message or copy services.

FILING DOCUMENTS WITH THE IMMIGRATION COURT

Please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual for filing documents with the Immigration Court. A copy of this manual is available for viewing at the front window of the court.

Website: http://www.justice.gov/eoir or
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/OCIJPracManual/ocij_page1.htm

The Court will accept documents filed by mail or personal service (but not by fax) if they conform to the requirements of 8 CFR and the Immigration Court Practice Manual. All submissions that are hand delivered to the Court will be time and date stamped. Do not leave your filing at the filing window and then leave the Court; a Court employee will need to review your filing. All documents must be accompanied by a proof of service declaring in writing that a copy has been served on the opposing party. Please note that there is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) drop box outside the front door of the Portland Court which can be used to serve copies of documents on the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel.

BIOMETRIC/BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

For further guidance, please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. An attorney from the Chief Counsel's office will serve the respondent a copy of the instruction sheet concerning biometric/biographic information at the respondent's immigration hearing when/if the respondent states their intent to file an application for relief.

The mailing address for the Portland Immigration Court is:

Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration Court
1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone:  503-326-6341
Online:  http://www.justice.gov/

For information on your case, you can call the Automated Status Query System at 1-800-898-7180.

The Immigration Court will only be able to answer questions regarding pending cases before the Immigration Court.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ADDRESSES

The mailing address for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) (for fee payment) is:

for Oregon:
Citizenship and Immigration Services
1455 NW Overton Street
Portland, OR 97209

for Idaho and Montana:
Citizenship and Immigration Services
1185 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
Phone:  1-800-375-5283

for Alaska:
Citizenship and Immigration Services
620 E. 10th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone:  1-800-375-5283

The mailing address for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief/Deputy Chief Counsel's Office is:

for Oregon and Alaska:
Office of Chief Counsel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204
Phone:  503-326-2059

for Idaho and Montana:
Office of Chief Counsel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-613-6500

General Information for ICE and CIS:

National Service Center: 1-800-375-5283
Forms Information Line: 1-800-870-3676
Online: http://www.uscis.gov/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are currently no FAQs available.

 

Courtroom Etiquette

The Immigration Judge(s) in Portland encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual and to be prepared and ready to go forward with the case on the day of the hearing.

  • All cell phones must be turned off before entering the courtroom.
  • No recording devices permitted in the courtroom.
  • No food or beverages permitted in the waiting area or courtroom.
  • Gentlemen please remove your hat when entering the courtroom.
  • No reading of newspapers, novels, magazines or similar material during court sessions.

 

Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated June 23, 2015