Kansas City Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Webex Available (March 18, 2021): Webex Instructions 

Standing Order (April 24, 2020): Revised Standing Order Of The Kansas City Immigration Court

Presiding Judges

To find the status of your case and to whom your case is assigned, please check the Automated Case Information System Portal at https://portal.eoir.justice.gov/InfoSystem/ or call the Automated Case Information Hotline at 1-800-898-7180 / 304-625-2050 (TDD 800-828-1120). You may also call the immigration court at the phone number listed below.

ABOUT THE COURT

The Kansas City 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.

ADDRESS:

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 525
Kansas City, MO 64108

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

Hours:

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

Window Filing Hours: 8 a.m. - noon; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The courts phones will be answered until 4 p.m.

Phone:

816-581-5000

The immigration court is open to receive documents for filing each business day. No documents will be accepted after 4 p.m.

The immigration court does not accept faxes or other electronic submissions unless the transmission has been specifically requested by the immigration court staff or the immigration judge. Unauthorized transmissions do not become part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.

Parking/Transit:

There is pay to park in the building's garage. There is also limited metered street parking available around the building and within one block of the court.

Parking garage
http://www.kcata.org/

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

Lobby Entrance

The court is in a building with a public-access lobby. Visitors will be screened by security upon arrival on the 5th floor. Proper identification is required.

Security Procedures

Visitors can expect to present photo identification to security upon arrival to the court. Respondents without photo identification can present their court hearing notice to security. 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 

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.

  • Face coverings are required in EOIR space at all times. As needed, those children younger than two years old and those individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing such a face covering are exempt from this requirement.
  • 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.
COVID-19 Notice

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IMMIGRATION COURT STAFF

Immigration Judges:

Eric L. Dillow, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Justin W. Howard
Colin P. Johnson
Jayme Salinardi

Court Administrator:

Betty A. Jones


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IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEDURES

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


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HELPFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION


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Updated March 23, 2021

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