The York 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 United States Immigration Court in York, Pennsylvania, is the trial court for detained cases in the state of Pennsylvania.
The York Immigration Court is located at 3400 Concord Road, Suite #2, and the mailing address is P.O. Box 20370, York, PA 17402.
Entering the York County Prison
Upon entering the York County Prison, visitors must sign in and pass through metal detectors. All personal belongings must be placed in lockers before entering the Court.
York has three courtrooms. Courtroom One is located outside the perimeter of the main prison. Courtroom Two and Courtroom Three are located inside the prison, and entry can only be gained through doors opened by Correctional Officers. Children under thirteen (13) years old and under are not allowed inside the prison. York County Prison policy does not allow juveniles to pass beyond the main lobby area into the prison. No smoking is allowed inside the York County Prison or the Immigration Court. Cell phones and recording devices are prohibited inside the York County Prison and in the Courtrooms.
Immigration Court Clerk's Office
The Immigration Court is open to receive documents for filing from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Documents will not be accepted after the appropriate filing times. The Court does not have a drop box for after hours filing.
To contact the Court, call 717-755-7555.
For information after hours regarding application deadlines, hearing dates and times, call the Immigration Court's automated system at 1-800-898-7180.
The Department of Homeland Security is also located in the York County Prison but does not accept money for bonds or application fees.
Following are directions to the Immigration Court - York, Pennsylvania. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.
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The Immigration Judges in York encourage all those appearing before them to be prepared and ready to go forward with their case on the day of the hearing.
The Judges also promote the use of the written and oral pleading formats. Attorneys, particularly those out of state, are encouraged to use the written pleadings format.
Telephonic hearings are permitted only with prior permission granted by the Immigration Judge. Permission can be requested by submitting a written motion to the Court prior to the hearing date. A phone number and reason for appearing telephonically must be included in the motion.
Record and Tape Requests
Requests to review a file can be made in person or in writing as long as the following requirements are met:
a) you are the respondent;
b) you are one of the attorneys/representatives for the respondent; or
c) you have the written permission of the respondent to review the record.
Copies of hearing tapes must be made in writing and must adhere to the requirements above. Blank audio tapes must accompany the request.
Compact Disk Request – Copies of a digitally recorded hearing will be distributed on a compact disk and will be in the “Advanced” copy format. The court is responsible for providing the disks.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Q: How do I go about paying a bond?
A: You can pay the bond at the nearest DHS office. The DHS office in York is a sub-office and does not accept money.
Q: Can I bring my children to court with me?
A: Generally, no children under 14 years of age are allowed within the York County Prison except on certain visiting days and at certain times. Children, accompanied by an adult, are allowed in the gallery of Courtroom One which is located outside the main housing area. Children are not allowed in Courtroom Two as it lies inside the main prison. Absolutely no physical contact is allowed between visitors and detained aliens. Any questions regarding visitation should be directed to York County Prison at 717-840-7595.
Q: How are the detained juvenile cases handled?
A: The detained juveniles are housed at Berks County Youth Detention Center. The hearings are held via televideo hookup for master calendar hearings. Judges travel to Berks Juvenile Center for merits hearings.
Q: Can I conduct my hearing telephonically?
A: The York Immigration Judges discourage telephonic hearings and encourage the use of the pleading formats contained in the Immigration Court Practice Manual; however, telephonic hearings for attorneys are granted if the attorney has an EOIR-28 on file with the Court, and submits a motion for a telephonic hearing in advance of the hearing date. Telephonic hearings are generally granted for master calendar hearings only. Attorneys are expected to appear in person for merits hearings, unless otherwise notified by the Immigration Judge.
Q: How many other hearing locations does the York Immigration Court have jurisdiction over?
A: York has jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions and the State Correctional Facility in Camp Hill, PA.
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Updated February 2013