Arlington Immigration Court

Arlington, Virginia

Welcome to the Arlington Immigration Court!

The Arlington 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 Arlington Immigration Court adjudicates cases that arise in the states of Virginia and in the District of Columbia, as well as cases from all over the United States that are granted a change of venue to Arlington.

Information regarding the status of a case is available by calling:

The Arlington Immigration Court conducts interactive video hearings for aliens (also know as respondents or applicants) detained at Immigration Centers of America Farmville in Farmville, Virginia, the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, and Rappahannock Regional Jail and as required, other DHS Virginia detainee locations. These are individual hearings and master (pleadings) calendars, and generally, are open to the public.

The Arlington Immigration Court also conducts periodic hearings at the James River Correction Center, Goochland, Virginia, under the auspices of the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP).

Court Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Window Hours:  8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Quynh Vu Bain
John M. Bryant
Lawrence O. Burman
Rodger C. Harris
Roxanne C. Hladylowycz
Robert P. Owens
Thomas G. Snow
Karen D. Stevens
Court Administrator:
Deborah Castro

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Visitor Information

Arlington Immigration Court
1901 South Bell Street, Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone:  703-603-1300

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

For security reasons, there is no public elevator access to the Court before 7:30 a.m. Public elevator access to the Court is available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Public restrooms are located in Court space.

Respondents and Immigration Court visitors should exit directly to the first floor or concourse.

Food and drinks are generally not allowed in the Court.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Arlington Immigration Court does not have any frequently asked questions at this time.

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Courtroom Etiquette

  • The consumption of food and drinks are not allowed in the reception area or Court proceedings. Operational cellular telephones and audible pagers and/or beepers are not permitted in Court.
  • Minor children accompanying a parent(s) to the Court, the child(ren) must be chaperoned and supervised at all times. There are no amenities and/or accommodations for small children.
  • Weapons, dangerous items, and controlled substances are prohibited in the Arlington Immigration Court. Accordingly, all individuals to the Arlington Immigration Court must pass through a Justice Protective Service security checkpoint (which includes a magnetometer) prior to gaining access to the Court.
  • Proper attire is required for all Court Hearings. Following are examples of improper attire: T-shirts, shorts, sandals, men wearing hats in the Court room, halter tops, etc.

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Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated October 19, 2016