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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico



Welcome to the San Juan Immigration Court!

The San Juan 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

Guaynabo (San Juan)
San Patricio Office Center
Calle Tabonuco, Lots 7 & 8, Suite 401
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968
Phone:  787-749-4386

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Crimilda Guilloty
Irma Lopez-Defillo

Court Administrator:
Milagros Torres

Court Intepreter:
Zulma Homs-Denis

Legal Technicians:
Jennifer Correa
Jimmie Maisonet
Myrnelis Perez



Visitor Information

Guaynabo (San Juan)
San Patricio Office Center
#7 Tabonuco Street, Room 401
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968
Phone:  787-749-4386

Court Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Window Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.


Security

Security for the Immigration Court, San Juan, Puerto Rico is derived from one Security Guard stationed within the waiting area of the court There officer Sollivan processes visitors through magnetomer and searches bags, handbags, packages, briefcases communication devices are turned off, i.e., cellular phones, beepers etc. Visitors are also asked to sign an In & Out Roster. On the first floor there are two (2) additional guards who process all visitors to the court and sister agencies located at San Patricio Office Center. These guards ensure that all visitors go through the magnetomer and hand search all bags, purses, packages, briefcases etc., they also ensure that all visitors are given an ID card of a certain color which indicates the agency they will be visiting. The color designated to the court is the color green, therefore this person will be immediately identified with having business with the court and should not be in other areas. The other agencies are aware of the color code so that if a visitor is "lost" he/she can be redirected.

This proved to be very helpful as we total six (6) different agencies housed at San Patricio Office Center with over 900 Federal Employees.

Smoking is not permitted within the building area.


Directions

For Directions to the Court, we have provided a link to a free mapping service.

 
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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
 

Directions to the Court from the San Juan International Airport:

  1. Airport exit to Carr 26 West / Expreso Baldorioty de Castro/Expo Loiza
  2. Take Mimillas Tunnel Exit
  3. Take Highway 22 West to Bayamon/Guaynabo/Arecibo
  4. Once on Highway 22 move to the left lane
  5. Take Exit 5 to Buchanan
  6. Stay on right lane take exit 23 East
  7. Go down ramp under the bridge... stay to the right
  8. Turn right on first street (San Patricio Avenue)
  9. Turn right on second traffic light (Tabonco St)
  10. Follow street to San Patricio Office Building
  11. Turn right into parking garage between Burger King and San Patricio Office Building

Additional Information


St. Thomas, USVI
United States Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration Court
St. Thomas, USVI
Correspondence for the St. Thomas USVI docket should be sent to:
Immigration Court
San Patricio Office Center
#7 Tabonuco Street - Room 401
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968-4605
Report for televideo hearings at:
Immigration Court
1A 1st Floor South
Nisky Center Sub-Base
St. Thomas, USVI 00802


St. Croix, USVI
District Court of the Virgin Islands
3013 Estate Golden Rock Lot #13
Christiansted, St Croix, USVI 00820-4355
Correspondence for the St. Croix USVI docket should be sent to:
Immigration Court
San Patricio Office Center
#7 Tabonuco Street - Room 401
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968-4605
Report for televideo hearings at:
District Court of the Virgin Islands
3013 Estate Golden Rock Lot #13
Christiansted, St Croix, USVI 00820-4355

List of Free Legal Service Providers

There is no Pro Bono List available. On a referral basis the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and the Hostos Law School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico selects a limited amount of cases from the Court for legal advice or representation during the school year. These services are limited, for educational purposes and not to be considered Pro Bono.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Immigration Court mailing address and telephone number?
A: Immigration Court
San Patricio Office Center
# 7 Tabonuco Street, Room 401
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968
Phone:  787-749-4386

Q: What are the Court's hours of operation?
A: The Immigration Court is open for business Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Q: Will the Court entertain telephonic hearings?
A: Yes, the court will consider telephonic hearings on a case by case basis provided there is an EOIR-28 on file with the Court. Telephonic hearings are generally granted for master calendars only. Attorneys are expected to appear in person for merits hearings. Telephonic hearings will take place after the in- person hearings are completed. Attorneys are advised that the Court will not give them a specific time when their cases will be taken. The Court encourages the use of written pleadings.

Q: Does the Guaynabo, Immigration Court have other jurisdictions?
A: Yes it does. They are: St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Q: How often do you schedule cases from the U.S. Virgin Islands?
A: The Immigration Court holds televideo hearings on a monthly basis in the U.S, Virgins islands.

Q: When I file my documents with the Court, can I leave the DHS' copies with you?
A: No, documents served on the Court must also be served on the DHS Trial Attorneys. However, you can deposit the Trial Attorneys copy in the drop box located in the Court's lobby or with DHS information office in the 1st floor of the San Patricio Office Building.

Q: Where do I get bond information and place of detention?
A: Please call the DHS Deportation section at 787-706-2322.

Q: How do I contact Litigation for discovery and copies of NTA's?
A: Please call the DHS Litigation section at 787-706-2352.

Q: I do not speak English. Do I need to bring an interpreter?
A: No, the Court will provide an interpreter.



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Courtroom Etiquette
  • Bring photo identification. You will need to go through a security check point. A visitors Badge will be issued to you before you can proceed to the Court.
  • Proper attire is required at all times.
  • Cellular phones, pagers and/or other media devices are NOT authorized in the Court room and must be turned off.


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Free Legal Service Providers

On a referral basis the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and the Hostos Law School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico selects a limited amount of cases from the Court for legal advice or representation during the school year. These services are limited, for educational purposes and not to be considered Pro Bono.


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Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated March 2013