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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Las Vegas, Nevada



Welcome to the Las Vegas Immigration Court!

The Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas Immigration Court is located at:
3365 Pepper Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Phone:  702-458-0227

The court is open to accept documents as follows:
Filing hours:          7:30-12:00
Closed for lunch:  12:00-12:45
Filing hours:          12:45 -4:00 p.m.
Documents will not be accepted after these stated hours.

The court staff cannot provide telephone, message, or copying services.

For information regarding Public Access For Hearing, please see 8 CFR 1003.27.

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Ronald L. Mullins
Romig, Jeffrey L.

Court Administrator:
Rachel Newsome

Legal Assistants:
Donna Cuson
Arleen Gamboa
Dorothea Mohibi
Stephanie Overton




Visitor Information

General Information


Directions

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


Starting Location:  McCarran Airport
    Total Distance:  3.2 miles (5.1 km)
    Total Estimated Time:  10 minutes


Directions Distance
1.   Start out going East on E RUSSELL RD (right turn). 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
2.   Turn RIGHT onto S PECOS RD. 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
3.   Turn RIGHT onto PEPPER LN. 0.1 miles (0.1 km)


 
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Contact Us

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
 

Starting Location:  MGM Grand Hotel, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
    Total Distance:  6.7 miles (10.7 km)
    Total Estimated Time:  12 minutes

Directions Distance
1.   Start out going North on S LAS VEGAS BLVD (left turn). 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
2.   Turn RIGHT onto E HARMON AVE. 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
3.   Turn RIGHT onto KOVAL LN. 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
4.   Turn LEFT onto E TROPICANA AVE. 3.5 miles (5.7 km)
5.   Turn RIGHT onto S PECOS RD. 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
6.   Turn RIGHT onto PEPPER LN. 0.1 miles (0.1 km)


Starting Location:  South West Nevada - US-93 - (Hoover Dam)
    Total Distance:  26.3 miles (42.3 km)
    Total Estimated Time:  46 minutes

Directions Distance
1.   Start out going West on US-93 (right turn). 21.4 miles (34.4 km)
2.   Take the SUNSET ROAD exit, exit number 64. 0.3 miles (0.5 km)
3.   Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. 0.0 miles (0.1 km)
4.   Turn LEFT onto W SUNSET RD. 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
5.   W SUNSET RD becomes unnamed road. 0.0 miles (0.0 km)
6.   Turn LEFT. 0.0 miles (0.0 km)
7.   Stay straight to go onto E SUNSET RD. 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
8.   Turn RIGHT onto S PECOS RD. 0.3 miles (0.5 km)
9.   Turn LEFT onto PEPPER LN. 0.1 miles (0.1 km)

Filing Documents

FILING DOCUMENTS WITH THE IMMIGRATION COURT

All submissions must conform to the Rules of Procedures for Immigration Judge Proceedings, published in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR) as well as the Immigration Court Practice Manual. A copy of 8 CFR is available for review in the Immigration Court. All written material presented to the court must be submitted on 8 x 11 paper unless otherwise permitted by the Immigration Judge. All filings including requests for continuances and extensions, bond custody redetermination requests, notices of appearance, and applications must be presented to the court receptionist for filing. Only relief applications, Forms EOIR-28's and EOIR 33's CAN BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE IMMIGRATION JUDGE IN COURT.

Do not leave documents to be filed on the receptionist's counter. All submissions that are hand- carried to the Court must be stamped, received and filed by the court receptionist, or they will be returned to the parties as not received.

The court will accept filings by mail or personal service if they conform to the requirements of Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations (8 C.F.R.) as well as the Immigration Court Practice Manual. Filings before the Immigration Court requiring a fee must include an Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fee receipt/stamp or a request for a fee waiver.

THE IMMIGRATION COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT FEES.

The Las Vegas DHS cashiers will accept the fee for court filings and return the documents to the filer to submit to the Court and the DHS District Counsel. If a filing fee is paid at an DHS location outside the Las Vegas, NV area where the cashier does not return the original documents with a fee stamp to the filer, the court will accept a copy of the filing and the fee receipt, provided they are received by the Court prior to the deadline established by the Immigration Judge and include proof of service on the District Counsel for the DHS (click here for a sample Certificate of Service).

Please note that the DHS does not provide a fee receipt for documents mailed to their office unless the sender includes a request for the receipt and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Attorney Appearances:

Attorneys must enter an appearance before the Immigration Court by filing a Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Immigration Court (Form EOIR-28). See 8C.F.R. §§ 1003.17(a), 1003.23(b) (1)(ii). A Form EOIR-28 should always be filed in the situations described in chapter 2.1(b) (Entering an appearance). If submitted with other documents, the Form EOIR 28 should be at the front of the package. See Chapter 3.3(c) (Format). It should not be included as an exhibit, as part of an exhibit, or with supporting materials. In addition, the Form EOIR-28 must be served on the opposing party. See chapter 3.2 (Service on the Opposing Party). If information is omitted from the form EOIR-28 or it is not properly completed, the attorney’s appearance may not be recognized, and the accompanying filing may be rejected. For further information please refer the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Detained Aliens and Request for Bond Custody Redetermination:

Bond Custody redetermination requests can be made to the court orally, telephonically, or in writing. The bond hearing will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Foreign Language Documents:

All documents that are in a language other than English must be accompanied by both an English language translation and a certificate signed by the translator. The certificate must include the following statement: "I, (name of translator), certify that I am competent to translate this document, and that the translation is true and accurate to the best of my abilities." Click here for a sample Certificate of Translation.

Motions:

Please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Requests for Continuances and Extensions:

The Court will not entertain telephonic requests for continuances or extensions. Please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Transcripts:

If an Immigration Judge’s decision is appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the hearing is transcribed in appropriate cases and a transcript is sent to both parties. For information on transcripts, parties should consult the Board Practice Manual, which is available on the Executive Office for Immigration Review website at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm.

Review of Record of Proceedings:

Parties to a proceeding, and their representatives, may inspect the official record, except for classified information, by prior arrangement with the Immigration Court having control over the record. See Chapter 3.1(a)(i) (Administrative Control Court), 4.10(c) (Record of Proceedings). Removal of records by parties or other unauthorized persons is prohibited. For further information please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

The mailing address for the Court is:

U.S. Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

The mailing address for the DHS District Counsel's Office is:

DHS District Counsel
3373 Pepper Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

In addition to the filing requirements outlined in 8 CFR as well as the Immigration Court Practice Manual, all documents must be two-hole punched at the top, with a table of contents and all pages numbered consecutively. It is not necessary to designate exhibits within your documents, as the Immigration Judge will assign exhibit numbers as he/she sees fit.

*Note: Arrangements must be made with the DHS District Counsel's Office for the fingerprinting of your clients.

Applications for relief should be prepared as follows:

Application for Asylum, Form I-589:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
No fee required No fee required
Original and one copy of the application and supporting documents One copy of the application and supporting documents
One copy of photograph Original photograph
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Application for Suspension of Deportation, Form EOIR-40:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Fee receipt or written request for fee waiver One copy of fee receipt or request for fee waiver
Original application and supporting documents One copy of application and supporting documents
One copy of Form G-325 (Biographical Info.) Original Form G-325 (with all carbon copies)
One Copy of photograph Original photograph
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Application for Cancellation of Removal, Form EOIR-42A/42B:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Fee receipt or written request for fee waiver One copy of fee receipt or request for fee waiver
Original application and supporting documents One copy of application and supporting documents
One copy of Form G-325 (Biographical Info.) Original Form G-325 (with all carbon copies)
Photograph (only for Form EOIR-42B) Original photograph (only for Form EOIR-42B)
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Application for Adjustment of Status, Form I-485:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Original motion to reopen (if any) Copy of motion (if any)
Original of Form I-485 application with fee receipt or written request for fee waiver Copy of Form I-485 application with fee receipt or written request for fee waiver
Original Supplement A (if required) Copy of Supplement A
Copy of visa petition approval notice Copy of visa petition approval notice
Copy of visa petition (if you kept one) Copy of visa petition (if one sent to court)
Certified copy of birth certificate Copy of birth certificate
Original Form I-134 Affidavit of Support Copy of Form I-134 Affidavit of Support
Copy of Form G-325 (Biographical Info.) Original of Form G-325 (with all carbon copies)
[Court does not need a fingerprint card] Form FD-258 Fingerprint card (executed)
Copy of photograph Original photograph
Medical Examination Report in sealed envelope None (Court will give DHS a copy later)
Copy of IRS Form 9003 Original of IRS Form 9003
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Application for Registry, Form I-485:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Fee receipt or written request for fee waiver One copy of fee receipt or request for fee waiver
Original application and supporting documents One copy of application and supporting documents
One copy of Form G-325 (Biographical Info.) Original Form G-325 (with all carbon copies)
One copy of photograph Original photograph
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile, Form I-191:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Fee receipt or written request for fee waiver One copy of fee receipt or request for fee waiver
Original application and supporting documents One copy of application and documents
One copy of G-325 (Biographical Info.) Original G-325 (with all carbon copies)
One copy of photograph Original photograph
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


All other motions for which Immigration Judge has jurisdiction:
for the Immigration Judge for DHS District Counsel
Fee receipt or written request for fee waiver (for motions requiring a fee) One copy of fee receipt or request for fee waiver
Original motion and supporting documents One copy of motion and supporting documents
Original application for any relief being sought One copy of application for any relief being sought
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service

FILING DOCUMENTS WITH THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS

Motions and appeals for which the Board of Immigration Appeals has jurisdiction must be filed directly with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), not with the Immigration Court. Fees must be paid to the Board of Immigration Appeals, not the Department of Homeland Security. The address for the Board of Immigration Appeals is:
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Board of Immigration Appeals
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2000
Falls Church, VA 20530


Notice of Appeal of Decision of the Immigration Judge, Form EOIR-26:
for the BIA for DHS District Counsel
Applicable fee or Appeal Fee Waiver Request (Form EOIR-26 A only) One copy of Appeal Fee Waiver Request if applicable
Original Notice of Appeal One copy of Notice of Appeal
Original Notice of Entry of Appearance (Form EOIR-27) if alien is being represented One copy of Notice of Entry of Appearance
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service


Motions for which the Board of Immigration Appeals has jurisdiction:
for the BIA for DHS District Counsel
Applicable fee or Appeal Fee Waiver request (Form EOIR 26-A only) for motions requiring a fee) One copy of Appeal Fee Waiver request if applicable
Original motion and supporting documents One copy of motion and supporting documents
Original Application for any relief being sought One copy of Application for any relief being sought
Certificate of Service Copy of Certificate of Service

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are you located?
A: 3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89120

On Pecos between Sunset and Russell Road!

Q: What are your filing hours?
A: Effective July 6, 2010:
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch)
*Note:  Contract interpreters may check in at 12:55 p.m. for hearings scheduled at 1:00 p.m.     (1:00 - to 4:00 p.m.)

Q: Where do I send filings for Reno cases?
A: The U.S. Immigration Court
3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89120

Q: How do I receive information on my case?
A: Call:  1-800-898-7180 or 1-240-314-1500

Q: Who gets the original fee stamp copies?
A: The Immigration Court

Q: Where do I file an appeal on my case?
A: Board of Immigration Appeals

Q: Where do I send the appeal and fee payment?
A: Board of Immigration Appeals
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2000
Falls Church, VA 20530

Q: Where do I get information on passports?
A: Call:  1-800-688-9889 or U.S. Post Offices

Q: Who do I call for information on visas?
A: For U.S. Citizens:
Call:  1-800-688-9889 or
Call the Embassy for the country you wish to visit.
For Non-U.S. Citizens:
(Visa's extensions)
Call the DHS:  388-6908



Courtroom Etiquette
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled hearing in order to be cleared by security on time.
  • No soliciting of any kind.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. Parents with Court hearings whose young children are not in proceedings should not bring their children to Court.
  • The use of cellular telephones, beepers and cameras must be turned off prior to entering the Court. Federal regulations prohibit the use of any recording devices in the hearing.
  • Please be courteous to others, no talking during hearings.
  • If you are appearing in Court, please dress in business-type clothing.
  • Food, beverages and chewing gum are not permitted in the Courtroom.
  • No reading of Newspapers, Books, Magazines, and/or other reading materials during Court Sessions.



Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated June 2013