Atlanta - W. Peachtree Street

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

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Open for Filings Only - Any filings due during the court closure should be filed by March 30. Filing deadlines after March 30 remain in effect subject to the discretion of the immigration judge.

Public Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Window Filing Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 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.


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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Immigration Judges:

Sirce E. Owen, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (Acting)
Michael P. Baird
Philip A. Barr
John M. Gillies
Njeri B. Maldonado
Philip P. Taylor

Court Administrator:

Cynthia Long

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

May 20, 2020:  Standing Order Of The Atlanta– W. Peachtree Street Immigration Court

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  • Holidays and Emergencies: The immigration court is open Monday to Friday except for federal holidays. The Office of Personnel Management publishes a list of the observed dates of every federal holiday by year online at this link: OPM holidays. Additionally, the court may have to unexpectedly close due to inclement weather or another emergency. When necessary, information on immigration court closures or changes to the immigration court’s operating hours is available at the following links: (1) Twitter and (2) Facebook.
  • eRegistry: Attorneys and accredited representatives are required to register with EOIR in order to represent aliens in immigration court. More information is available at the following link: eRegistry Notice (Atlanta).
  • Legal Self-Help Center: The EOIR, Office of Legal Access Programs has created numerous self-help materials with many helpful resources for respondents, including information on what to do if respondents have moved or missed a hearing.
  • Notarios: EOIR warns respondents about immigration fraud perpetrated by notarios who claim to provide legal assistance but are unable to represent respondents in immigration court, provide legal services, or give legal advice. For more information, please see the following documents:
  • Appeals: Immigration court decisions are first appealable to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Instructions on how to file an appeal and the Appeals Form EOIR-26, Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Immigration Judge, are available   online in the E-26 and appeal instructions. The BIA website contains more information on the appeals process and procedure.
  • Virtual Law Library: The EOIR Virtual Law Library (VLL) contains many other legal resources and country conditions research resources as well as other reference materials.
  • Observing court: Generally, immigration court proceedings are open to the public. An overview of when immigration court hearings might be closed as well as general guidelines for behavior when observing immigration court hearings are available at the following link: Observing Immigration Court Hearings. Note, the use of electronic devices, including audio/visual recordings of hearings and taking photographs, is prohibited in immigration court.

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Updated May 20, 2020

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