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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Baltimore, Maryland



Welcome to the Baltimore Immigration Court!

The Baltimore 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 United States Immigration Court in Baltimore, Maryland, is the trial court for the state of Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania.

The sitting Immigration Judges in Baltimore are:
Hon. David Crosland
Hon. Elizabeth A. Kessler
Hon. Lisa Dornell
Hon. Phillip T. Williams

Court Administrator:
Brenda Cook




Visitor Information

The Baltimore Immigration Court is located at the corner of Lombard and Hopkins in the George H. Fallon Federal Building at 31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 440.

Effective March 3, 2014, the Immigration Court window will be open to the public from 7:45a.m. to 3:00p.m. The court does not have a drop box for after hours filing.

To contact the Court, call 410-962-3092. For information after hours regarding application deadlines or hearing dates and times, call the Immigration Court's automated system at 1-800-898-7180.

The Department of Homeland Security is also located in the Fallon Federal Building. Application fees are paid on the 1st floor and documents for the DHS Trial Attorneys can be filed on the 16th floor.


Directions

Following are directions to the Immigration Court - Baltimore, Maryland. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.

Directions from North and the 695 Loop:

Take 95 South toward Baltimore to Exit 53 (395 Downtown). The road splits but stay left on 395 (be careful not to take the Martin Luther King exit to the right). Stay left until just past the first light. The second light is Pratt Street. At Pratt Street, make a right, go two blocks to Hanover Street and make a left. The building in front of you is the Fallon Federal Building. Parking is available in the underground garage and in various locations around the building. (From East and West: Take 695 South West to 95 North or 695 South East to 95 South and continue following the directions above.)

Directions from Washington:

Take 495 North to 95 North to the 395 Baltimore Downtown exit. Stay left on 395 being careful not to take the Martin Luther King exit. Stay left until just past the first light. The second light is Pratt Street. At Pratt Street, make a right, go two blocks to Hanover street and make a left. The building Federal Building. Parking is available in the underground garage and in various locations around the building.

 
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Leadership
Juan P. Osuna
Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review
 
Contact
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
703-305-0289
 
Case Status
 
Case Information System
240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180
Case status information available 24/7
 
BIA Clerk's Office
 
Filing Information
703-605-1007
 
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
 
Filing Information for Employer Sanctions and Anti-discrimination Cases
703-305-0864
 
Office of the General Counsel
 
Attorney Discipline Program/
Fraud Program
703-305-0470
 
Records
 
FOIA Service Center
703-605-1297
 
Or alternatively from Washington:

Take 295 North toward Baltimore. As you enter the city, pass Ravens Football Stadium and Camden Yard Baseball Stadium. After Camden Yard, the second street is Pratt. Turn right onto Pratt. The fifth light is Hanover Street; turn left. The building in front of you is the Fallon Federal Building. Parking is available in the underground garage and in various locations around the building.

Entering the Fallon Federal Building

All persons entering the Fallon Federal Building are required to pass through a magnetometer, present a photo I.D, and wear a visitor's badge while in the building. The Immigration Court is located on the 4th floor.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many other hearing locations does the Baltimore Immigration Court have jurisdiction over?
A: Baltimore has jurisdiction over the Maryland State Correctional Institutions.

Q: May I have a telephonic hearing?
A: The Baltimore Immigration Judges do not permit telephonic hearings. They encourage the use of the pleading formats contained in the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Q: Where do I pay fees for applications?
A: The Immigration Court does not accept fees for applications. All application fees are paid to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) office located on the 1st floor of the Fallon Federal Building.

Q: Where do I pay a bond?
A: All bonds are paid with DHS Detention and Deportation on the 6th floor of the Fallon Federal Building.

Q: When I file my documents with the Court, can I leave DHS' copies with you?
A: No. Documents served on the Court must also be served on the DHS Trial Attorneys. They are located on the 16th Floor of the Fallon Federal Building.

Q: I need to speak to the judge about my case!
A: The Immigration Judges do not speak to individual respondents about their case. The respondent should consult with his/her attorney or write a letter to the judge.

Q: My attorney needs a copy of this document; can you copy it for me?
A: The Court has the discretion to provide parties or their legal representatives with a copy of the hearing records without charge and subject to the availability of court resources.

Self service copying is not available. Kinkos is located at 36 S. Charles Street on the corner of Lombard and Charles.

Q: May I use your telephone to call my attorney?
A: All visitors to the Court must use the public telephones located in the lobby of the Fallon Federal Building.

Q: May I bring my children to court with me?
A: If the children are not in proceedings, it is recommended that a responsible adult wait with them in the reception area.



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Courtroom Etiquette

The Immigration Judges in Baltimore encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

The Judges also promote the use of the written and oral pleading formats outlined in the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Parents with court hearings whose young children are not in proceedings are asked to have a responsible adult wait with the children in the reception area.


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Updated March 2014