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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Welcome to the Philadelphia Immigration Court!

The Philadelphia 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 Immigration Court is located at the corner of Market and 9th Street, Suite 504 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Telephone Number:  215-656-7000

Court Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Window Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

General inquiries about your case can be made at the Receptionist Window.

Federal regulations prohibit the use of any recording devices in the hearing.
Cameras are also prohibited.

Food and drink are prohibited in the building including all Court Rooms.



Visitor Information

The Philadelphia Immigration Court is located at the corner of Market and 9th Street, Suite 504 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

The Immigration Court is open to receive documents for filing from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each business day. The filing window is closed each day from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The Court accepts documents (filed in accordance with the Immigration Court Practice Manual) in person during the hours of operation or by mail.

To contact the Court, call 215-656-7000. 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 at 1600 Callowhill St., 1st floor. The USCIS Cash Office accepts cash, checks or money orders.

Entering the Building

The Building Lobby has a magnetometer and all visitors will be checked before visiting the Court.  For your safety, please follow the directives of all Court Security Personnel. Federal regulations prohibit the use of any recording devices in the hearing. Cameras are also prohibited.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Philadelphia Immigration Court's mailing address and telephone number?
A: The Philadelphia Immigration Court address and telephone number is:
Robert Nix Federal Building Courthouse
900 Market Street, Suite 504
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-656-7000

Q: Is there parking available?
A: Lot and meter street parking are available near and around the building.

Q: What are the Court's hours of operation?
A: The Philadelphia Immigration Court is open for business Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The filing window is closed each day from 11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 
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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
 

Q: How do I obtain information on my case?
A: The court will only release information to the respondent, or the respondent's attorney of record. Basic information, such as the next hearing date, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our automated phone line at 1-800-898-7180. Note that you must have the case assigned alien number to obtain information.

Q: What are the established rules for the Philadelphia Immigration Court?
A: The Immigration Court Practice Manual establishes the rules for all immigration courts throughout the nation.

Q: Does the Court accept fees for applications?
A: The Immigration Court is not authorized to accept fees directly. Application fees and bonds must be paid prior to the hearing at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cashier at 1600 Callowhill St., 1st floor.

Q: How do I find out about my case on appeal?
A: Call the Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA) at 703-605-1007.

Q: Will the Court accept a fax from me?
A: The Court does not accept faxes.

Q: Can I get copies made at the Court?
A: No, the Court will not provide copies of evidence. Please prepare all documents in advance of your hearing.

Q: Does Philadelphia have other Court jurisdictions?
A: Yes, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Q. How do I contact the DHS Litigation Unit?
A: The Litigation Unit is located at:
900 Market Street, Suite 346
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Call (267) 479-3500.



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Courtroom Etiquette
  • Food and drink are prohibited in the building including all Court Rooms.
  • Young children may need to wait outside of the Court Room if they are not testifying at the hearing.
  • Federal regulations prohibit the use of any recording devices in the hearing. Cameras are also prohibited.
  • If you can not attend your hearing or will be late, call the Court at 215-656-7000 as soon as possible.



Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated February 2013