Philadelphia Immigration Court

Philadelphia, PA

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Webex Available (Dec. 15, 2020): Webex Instructions 

Standing Order (June 30, 2020): Standing Order (Relating To Documents Filed Via Electronic Mail).

Standing Order (June 30, 2020): Standing Order Of The Philadelphia Immigration Court Relating to Telephonic Appearances At Hearings.

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 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 Philadelphia 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.


Robert Nix Federal Bldg and Courthouse
900 Market Street, Suite 504
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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


8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Window Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone Hours: 8 a.m. - 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 are not made part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.


Building Access and Security Screening Process:


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.


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Immigration Judges:

Theresa Holmes-Simmons, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (Acting)
John B. Carle Rosalind K. Malloy
Patrick J. Ehlers Steven Morley
Annie Garcy Joseph C. Scott
Mary C. Lee  

Court Administrator:

Alterra Alicea

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

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Updated March 10, 2021

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