The United States Department of Justice Department of Justice Seal The United States Department of Justice
Search The Site
 
Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Seattle, Washington



Welcome to the Seattle Immigration Court!

The Seattle 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

Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-5953

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Paul A. DeFonzo
Kenneth Josephson

Court Administrator:
Randy Bruns



Visitor Information

The Seattle Immigration Court is located at 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500, Seattle, Washington. For Directions to the Court, we have provided a link to a free mapping service.

The court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Documents will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.

The court staff cannot provide telephone, message, or copying services. Public telephones are available in the lobby on the first floor of the building.


Additional Information

Filing Documents

FILING DOCUMENTS WITH THE IMMIGRATION COURT

Please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual for filing documents with the Immigration Court. A copy of this manual is available for viewing at the front window of the court.

Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir or
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/OCIJPracManual/ocij_page1.htm

The Court will accept documents filed by mail or personal service (but not by fax) if they conform to the requirements of 8 CFR and the Immigration Court Practice Manual. All submissions that are hand delivered to the Court will be time and date stamped. Do not leave your filing at the filing window and then leave the Court; a Court employee will need to review your filing. All documents must be accompanied by a proof of service declaring in writing that a copy has been served on the opposing party. Please note that there is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) drop box outside the front door of the Seattle Court which can be used to serve copies of documents on the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel.

 
Action Center Engage with EOIR Submit a Complaint Find Legal Representation Find an Immigration Court
EOIR Practice Manuals OCIJ Practice Manual BIA Practice Manual
Immigration Judge Benchbook

EOIR Forms

Virtual Law Library

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
 

BIOMETRIC/BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

For further guidance, please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. An attorney from the Chief Counsel's office will serve the respondent a copy of the instruction sheet concerning biometric/biographic information at the respondent's immigration hearing when/if the respondent states their intent to file an application for relief.

The mailing address at the Court is:

Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-5953
Online:  http://www.justice.gov/eoir/

For information on your case, you can call the Automated Status Query System at 1-800-898-7180.

The Immigration Court will only be able to answer questions regarding pending cases before the Immigration Court.


DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ADDRESSES

The mailing address for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) (for fee payment) is:

for Washington:
Citizenship and Immigration Service
12500 Tukwila International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98168
Phone:  1-800-375-5283

The mailing address for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief/Deputy Chief Counsel's Office is:

for Washington:
Chief Counsel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-2366

General Information for ICE and CIS:

National Service Center:  1-800-375-5283
Forms Information Line:  1-800-870-3676
Online:  http://www.uscis.gov/


Return to top of the page

Frequently Asked Questions

There are currently no FAQs available.



Return to top of the page

Courtroom Etiquette
  • The Immigration Judge(s) in Seattle encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual and to be prepared and ready to go forward with the case on the day of the hearing.

Return to top of the page


Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated November 2013