Atlanta - W. Peachtree Street

Atlanta, Georgia

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About The Court

The Atlanta - W. Peachtree Street 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.

Contact the Court


Public Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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



The immigration court does not accept faxes, unless  immigration court staff or the immigration judge specifically requests one. Unauthorized transmissions are not made part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.  The immigration court does allow for electronic submissions by Department of Homeland Security and attorneys that are “opted-in”, as a pilot for ECAS.  However, EOIR-28 forms are accepted electronically without an “opted-in” requirement.

Court Administrator:

Cynthia Long - email:

Immigration Judges:

Joy Lampley-Fortson, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge

Michael Baird

Jennifer R. Bell

Blake L. Doughty

Ryan A. Fisher

Amy F. Haer

Njeri B. Maldonado

Winfield Murray

Sirce Owen

Suzette Smikle

Philip P. Taylor

Bryan Watson

Earle Wilson

Atlanta - W. Peachtree Street
Peachtree Summit Federal Building
401 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30308

Please see Google Maps for a map and directions to the immigration court.


There is metered parking near the court, as well as a few fee-based parking lots.  The Atlanta – Main Court is also about one block away from the MARTA transit system (Garnett Station).

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

 Lobby Entrance

All visitors are required to be check in, sign-in and be screened by the guards. Immigration court visitors and attorneys must not remain in the lobby area or near the entrance doors of the building, as it is a violation of the building policy. If you must meet your client(s) prior to the scheduled immigration court hearing, there is space available in the court’s waiting area.

 Security Procedures

All visitors to the immigration court must undergo a security screening through a metal detector machine as well as a handbag screening each time they visit the immigration court. Shoes may be required to be removed, if needed.

Visitors must not bring any cameras, video, or recording equipment.


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Public Health

Public Health Practices 

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.

EOIR operates within a variety of settings across the country, most commonly in federal or leased buildings controlled by the General Services Administration and detention facilities operated by the Department of Homeland Security. All visitors to any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are required to comply with all relevant laws or policies governing access to those buildings or facilities. Individuals who do not comply with any relevant laws or policies may be denied access to or asked to leave the building or facility. Individuals seeking to visit any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are encouraged to contact the building or facility in advance to determine any relevant policies or laws related to entry.

The immigration court has put into place procedures to implement the guidance of public health officials. Please take note of the information below and be prepared to follow these and any additional instructions provided to you when you arrive for your hearing.

  • Be prepared – have a mask available. Face coverings may be required in the courtroom if directed by the presiding immigration judge. As necessary and when appropriate, individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering should alert the judge to their situation.
  • To maintain appropriate social distancing and best facilitate hearings, you may be asked to move or leave a particular area.
  • Waiting times to enter the building and EOIR space may be significantly longer than usual. Make arrangements to arrive in advance of your hearing so you arrive to the courtroom on time.
  • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of six feet from those with whom you do not live) is required.
    • Please remember this while choosing to enter an elevator. Elevator wait times may be significantly longer than usual for this reason.
    • In EOIR space, staff or signs may direct you to a seat. If instructed to sit in a particular location, do not switch seats.
  • Please do not bring people with you into EOIR space unless they are required to be present for your hearing. Remember that the immigration court may limit entry.

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For information regarding procedures for practice before the immigration courts, please review the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

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Updated February 14, 2023

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