EOIR Operational Status
EOIR maintains an Automated Case Information System that allows you to check your case status online. Case status and hearing date information may not be updated for those cases postponed due to operational changes during the coronavirus pandemic. Please call the immigration court handling your case if you need clarification regarding your hearing date and time. Following the issuance of a new hearing notice, such information will be updated. As always, court documents such as notices are your official source of information.
Public Health Information
Consistent with public health officials’ guidance, EOIR has implemented practices to help to protect all people working in and visiting EOIR spaces throughout the country. Please see the agency’s Public Health Notice for more information (Translations) and FAQs for more information.
Practitioners and respondents who are appearing for hearings by phone or online do not need to be physically present in one location. If best public health practice dictates separate locations, parties do not need to make special arrangements with the immigration court.
On January 10, 2022, in response to the recent increase in both active cases and community transmission of COVID-19, EOIR postponed certain hearings. Generally, the case categories are as follows, but please continue reading for additional information.
If you have questions or are uncertain whether your hearing has been postponed, please check the Automated Court Information System online or at 800-898-7180 (TDD: 800-828-1120) or call the immigration court handling your case.
Non-detained cases without a lawyer or other representative of record
Proceeding as Scheduled
Detained cases, including bond requests and custody redeterminations
Non-detained cases with a lawyer or other representative of record
Non-detained cases without a lawyer or other representative of record who wish to proceed
Cases of individuals outside the U.S. who are enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols
Non-detained individuals without a lawyer or other representative of record should not appear for any hearing scheduled through January 31, 2022. While EOIR will mail notice to all parties affected by this postponement, some parties will not receive the mailed notice of postponement or rescheduling in advance of hearings scheduled before January 15, 2022.
In order to continue operations, including the hearings that impact liberty interests of those respondents detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), EOIR’s highest priority cases will generally not be rescheduled. Further, EOIR will continue to hear cases of individuals who are outside of the United States awaiting a hearing as enrollees in DHS’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).
Certain categories of cases will not be postponed. For individuals who are detained by DHS, cases will proceed as scheduled and be held by phone or online. Further, individuals who are not detained by DHS and have a lawyer or other representative of record, cases will be held by phone or online. For those individuals outside of the United States who are awaiting a hearing as enrollees in DHS’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), cases will proceed as scheduled and will be held in person. For those individuals whose cases will proceed, the Notice of Hearing remains the best information regarding date and time of the hearing.
EOIR will update this page and continue to provide the public with notice of any necessary additional postponements. Individuals in proceedings should be sure to maintain updated contact information with the immigration court. Respondent Access allows online filing of any changes to contact information.
What if I
… am not in DHS detention and
… do not have an attorney?
If you do not have an attorney, your case has been postponed and will be rescheduled. If you would like to request that the immigration court proceed with your case as scheduled, please call the immigration court to request that the court hear your case by phone or online. The immigration court will mail you with a new Notice of Hearing to provide you with a new hearing date and time.
… have an attorney?
If you have an attorney, your case generally will proceed as scheduled. Plan to attend your hearing at the date and time indicated on your Notice of Hearing. Your hearing will occur by phone or online.
… am in DHS detention?
If you are in DHS detention, your case generally will proceed as scheduled. Plan to attend your hearing at the date and time indicated on your Notice of Hearing.
… am not in the United States?
If you are awaiting a hearing from outside of the United States as part of DHS’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), your hearing will continue as scheduled. Continue to follow DHS’s instructions and plan to attend your hearing at the date and time indicated on your Notice of Hearing.