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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Newark, New Jersey


The Newark Immigration Court will be closed the week of July 29-August 2, 2013 due to building maintenance. It will re-open for business Monday August 5, 2013.



Welcome to the Newark Immigration Court!

The Newark 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 Court is located at 970 Broad Street, Room 1200, Newark, New Jersey. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The phone number is 973-645-3524.

The Court conducts both detained and non-detained hearings at this location.

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Leo A. Finston
Annie S. Garcy
Amiena A. Khan
Alberto Riefkohl

Court Administrator:
Charlene McLaughlin



Visitor Information

The Newark Immigration Court is located at 970 Broad Street, Room 1200. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.

The Immigration Court is open for business Monday through Thursday from 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. and Friday 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. The Court accepts documents (filed in accordance with the Practice Manual) in person Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. or by mail.

To contact the Court, call 973-645-3524. For information after hours regarding application deadlines or hearing dates and times, call the Immigration Court's automated system at 1-800-898-7180.

There is an U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Cash Office located on the 3rd floor of this building, Room 306. The USCIS Cash Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The USCIS Cash Office accepts cash, checks or money orders.

For your convenience, public restrooms are located on the 1st, 10th and 12th floors.

Entering the Building

All persons entering the Building must pass through a metal detector. All packages, briefcases, etc. will be x-rayed. No cameras or video equipment is allowed in the building. The building is a smoke-free facility.



 
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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
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Newark Immigration Court's mailing address and telephone number?
A: The Newark Immigration Court address and telephone number is:
Executive Office for Immigration Review
970 Broad Street
Room 1200
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone:  973-645-3524

Q: What are the Court's hours of operation?
A: The Newark Immigration Court is open for business Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Q: How can I file my documents?
A: The Court accepts documents (filed in accordance with the Practice Manual) in person Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. or by mail.

Q: What do I do if I don't remember the date and/or time of my hearing?
A: Please call 1-800-898-7180. This is an automated system that allows you to obtain information about your case.

Q: What should I expect when I arrive at the building?
A: All persons entering the Building must pass through a metal detector. All packages, briefcases, etc. will be x-rayed. No cameras or video equipment is allowed in the building. The building is a smoke-free facility.

Q: Is food allowed in the courtrooms?
A: No. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Courtrooms.

Q: How do I notify the Court if I change my address or move out of the state?
A: You must notify the Court of any change of address while under proceedings. Form EOIR-33, which is the form used to notify the Court of change of address can be obtained from the clerk or the Immigration Judge. This form must be submitted within five days from the date of your move. If you move out of state, you may request a "Change of Venue" from the Immigration Judge. However, until the Immigration Judge grants your request, you are required to appear at all scheduled hearings before the Court.

Q: Where do I pay fees for applications?
A: The Court does not accept fees. Application fees and bonds are collected by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). There is an USCIS Cash Office located on the 3rd floor of this building, Room 306. The DHS Cash Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The USCIS Cash Office accepts cash, checks or money orders. Please note the following:
1. Exact change (no change will be given)
2. Checks issued in your name only and for the exact amount. You must present state or government issued identification
(Driver's License, Alien Registration Card, Passport, etc). The cashier will not accept third party checks.
3. Money order for the exact amount

All checks and money orders should be made payable to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Q: Does the Court accept faxes?
A: No. The Court does not accept faxes.

Q: What is the address and telephone number of the DHS, Chief Counsel’s Office?
A: DHS, Chief Counsel
970 Broad Street, Room 1300
Newark, New Jersey 07102
973-776-5400



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Courtroom Etiquette

Food and beverages are not permitted in the Courtrooms.

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 September 2014