Newark Immigration Court


Notice (Wednesday, July 8, 2020): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at the Baltimore, Detroit, and Newark Immigration Courts (PDF)

Standing Order (June 19, 2020): Standing Order Regarding Telephonic Appearances For Master And Merits Hearing.

Standing Order (April 22, 2020):  NEWARK-Immigration Court is imposing a three-month temporal filing limit on documents filed through email.

About the Court

The Newark 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.


970 Broad Street, Room 1200
Newark, NJ 07102

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


Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Window hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The window is closed from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.



This immigration court does not accept faxes. Unauthorized transmissions are not made part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.  Further, the only electronic submissions permitted are EOIR-28 forms unless such transmission is specifically requested.  Immigration Court Practice Manual, 3.1(a)(vii).


Building access and security information:

The Public enters through the main security doors on Court Street all entering must go through the metal detectors.  Government employees and government visitors can enter on Broad or Orchard Street with a PIV card.


Public Health Practices

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




Immigration Judges:

David Cheng, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Shana W. Chen Arya S. Ranasinghe
David Cheng Ramin Rastegar
Leo Finston Alberto Riefkohl
Alan Page Shifra Rubin
Laura Pierro Tamar H. Wilson

Court Administrator:

Yolanda English


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





Updated July 8, 2020

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