Electronic Filing

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), is conducting a voluntary pilot program to test an electronic filing system in cases filed with OCAHO under 8 U.S.C. § 1324a and § 1324b. See http://go.usa.gov/8wEP. The pilot program was originally in effect until November 26, 2014, and was subsequently extended until May 29, 2015. Due to the overall success of the electronic filing pilot program, the pilot program has now been extended indefinitely while OCAHO works toward implementation of a permanent e-filing system. OCAHO has made periodic adjustments and improvements to its electronic filing pilot procedures in response to feedback from parties and stakeholders, and welcomes further input.

Notice to Parties Regarding Decrypting Secure Messages

Decisions and orders issued by OCAHO that contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be encrypted (or "zipped") by OCAHO before they are transmitted via email to the parties. PII includes: name, email, home address and phone number, etc. Follow these instructions to decrypt and access the documents.


Updated November 30, 2015

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