How To Find Charging Document Dates

Executive Office for Immigration Review

How To Find Charging Document Dates




The charging document date is required to access information through the EOIR automated telephone system. This page illustrates where the charging document date is located on the various forms that start immigration proceedings.


The Form I-862 is a Notice to Appear (NTA) that is used in removal proceedings. The charging document date is found in the bottom left corner of the first page as indicated in this sample:

DHS Notice to Appear Form I-862

Disclaimer: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed and maintains this form. An illustration of the first page of Form I-862 is provided here for reference purposes only.


The Form I-221 is an Order to Show Cause (OSC) and Notice of Hearing that is used in deportation proceedings. The charging document date is found in the upper right corner of the first page as indicated in this sample:

INS Order to Show Cause and Notice of Hearing Form I-221

Disclaimer: The former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) developed this form. An illustration of the first page of Form I-221 is provided here for reference purposes only.


The Form I-863 is a Notice of Referral to Immigration Judge that is used in credible fear, reasonable fear, claimed status review, asylum-only and withholding only proceedings. The charging document date is found in the upper right corner of the first page as indicated in this sample:

DHS Notice of Referral to IJ Form I-863

Disclaimer: The DHS developed and maintains this form.  An illustration of the first page of Form I-863 is provided here for reference purposes only.


The Form I-122 is a Notice to Applicant for Admission Detained for Hearing before Immigration Judge that is used in exclusion proceedings. The charging document date is found in the upper right corner of the first page as indicated in this sample:

INS Notice to Applicant for Admission Detained for Hearing before IJ Form I-122

Disclaimer: The former INS developed this form. An illustration of the Form I-122 is provided here for reference purposes only.


The Intent to Rescind is a letter used in rescission proceedings. Due to local variations in the format of the Intent to Rescind letter, a sample is not provided on this site. If you have questions about which date on the letter is the charging document date, contact your local DHS office.


The Form I-290C is a Notice of Certification that is used in Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) proceedings. If you have questions about which date on the form is the charging document date, contact your local DHS office.

September 2010

Updated January 13, 2015