Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

BIA Operating Status During Lapse in Appropriations

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is processing emergency stay requests as well as cases where the alien is detained, including appeals, motions, and federal court remands. The phone line to the Clerk’s Office is open for inquiries (for detained cases only) and the BIA stay line is open (for emergency stay calls only). The BIA Clerk’s Office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal holidays) to receive all incoming mail.

BIA Clerk's Office Phone Number:    703-605-1007

Updated December 27, 2018

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