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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Orlando, Florida



Welcome to the Orlando Immigration Court!

The Orlando 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 U.S. Immigration Court in Orlando, Florida is located at:
3535 Lawton Road, Suite 200
Orlando, Florida 32803
Phone:  1-407-722-8900

Court Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Kevin Chapman
Victoria Ghartey
James Grim
Stuart F. Karden
Daniel Lippman
Rafael Ortiz-Segura

Court Administrator:
Mark Russelburg

Judicial Law Clerk:
Kathleen Schulman

Supervisory Interpreter:
Luis Quiles

Interpreters:
Sonia Aguirre
George Goic

Supervisory Legal Assistants:
Ruth Jimenez
Rhonda Simmons

Legal Assistants:
Stephanie Arroyo
Minerva Cortazzo
Wanda Davis
Miriam Dunn
Angelina Sparks

Administrative Support Assistant:
Ruth Osborn



Visitor Information

The Immigration Court is located at 3535 Lawton Road, 2nd Floor, Orlando, Florida 32803. Telephone number:  1-407-722-8900.

Anyone wishing to review Record of Proceedings (ROPs) may do so between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No more than three ROPs may be reviewed during the day, advance notice to the court is expected.

Anyone wishing to review Record of Proceedings (ROPs) may do so between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No more than three ROPs may be reviewed during the day, and advance notice to the court is expected.

 
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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
 

Respondents and visitors appearing before the court must present a photo identification (drivers license is acceptable) if requested by security.


Directions

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

From Tampa:

Take I-4 East to the Beeline Highway (Tollway), also known as Highway 528. Continue East on the Beeline to Semoran Boulevard (this is also the exit for the Orlando International Airport). Head north on Semoran Boulevard approximately two miles to the Hoffner Center - the court is located in the northeast section of the Hoffner Center, facing east.

From Miami:

Take I-95 North to 528 West (also known as the Beeline) exiting at Semoran Boulevard Head north on Semoran Boulevard approximately two miles to the Hoffner Center - the court is located in the northeast section of the Hoffner Center, facing east.

Security

The Immigration Court Security is provided, not only by security staff personnel, but also with a myriad of cameras and alarms. All bags, purses, packages, briefcases, etc. will be subject to search. Please arrive a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes prior to hearing(s) to process through security. There is NO SMOKING in the facility. NO cellular phones, pagers or other media devices are authorized/utilized in court controlled space.



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Frequently Asked Questions

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Courtroom Etiquette

Respondents and visitors appearing before the court must present a photo identification (drivers license is acceptable) if requested by security.

At NO time are any electronic recording devices permitted in Immigration Court space. Courtroom etiquette must be observed. Proper business attire must be worn at all times. No hats or caps will be allowed. Food, drinks, chewing gum or other consumables will not be allowed in court.

There is NO SMOKING in the facility. NO cellular phones, pagers or other media devices are authorized/utilized in court controlled space.


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Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated July 2014