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Shared Practice Manual Appendices

Appendix D - Forms

ONLINE COPIES OF FORMS

Many forms can be downloaded or printed from the website of the agency responsible for that form.  For example, forms beginning with “EOIR-,” as well as certain forms beginning with “I-” that are filed with the immigration courts, can be found on the EOIR website.  Other forms, including forms beginning with “I-,” can be found on the USCIS website.

PAPER COPIES OF FORMS

If an immigration form is not available online, the best source for obtaining one is the agency that is responsible for that form.  The table below identifies those agencies.  Local offices may provide forms on a walk-in basis.  Other sources for forms include voluntary agencies (VOLAGs), public service organizations, law offices, and certain Government Printing Office Bookstores.  See 8 C.F.R. § 299.2.

REPRODUCING FORMS

Forms may be photocopied, computer-generated, or downloaded, but must comply with all requirements listed in the ICPM, Chapter 11 (Forms),  and the BIA PM, Chapter 12 (Forms).

Purpose

Form

Name

Available From

Accredited representative application

Form EOIR-31A

Request by Organization for Accreditation or Renewal of Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representative

OLAP

Adjustment of status

Form I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

USCIS

Appeal of attorney discipline decision

Form EOIR-45

Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Adjudicating Official in a Practitioner Disciplinary Case

immigration court, BIA, OGC

Appeal of IJ Decision

Form EOIR-26

Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Immigration Judge

Immigration court, BIA

Appeal of CIS Decision (AAO jurisdiction)

Form I-290B

Notice of Appeal or Motion

USCIS

Appeal of CIS Decision (BIA jurisdiction)

Form EOIR-29

Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a USCIS Officer

USCIS

Appearance as a Representative (BIA)

Form EOIR-27

Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative before the Board of Immigration Appeals

Immigration court, BIA

Appearance as a Representative (before an immigration court)

Form EOIR-28

Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative before the Immigration Court

Immigration court

Asylum, Withholding of Removal (restriction on removal), Convention Against Torture

Form I-589

Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal

Immigration court, USCIS

Attorney/Representative complaint form

Form EOIR-44

Immigration Practitioner Complaint Form

Immigration court, BIA, OGC

Cancellation of Removal (Non-Permanent Residents)

Form EOIR-42B

Application for Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents

Immigration court

Cancellation of Removal (Permanent Residents)

Form EOIR-42A

Application for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents

Immigration court

Change of Address (cases pending before BIA)

Form EOIR-33/BIA

Change of Address/Contact Information Form / Board of Immigration Appeals

Immigration court, BIA

Change of Address (cases pending before an IC)

Form EOIR-33/IC

Change of Address/Contact Information Form / Immigration Court

 Immigration court

Complaint in INA § 274B Case before OCAHO

Form EOIR-58

Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Complaint Form

OCAHO

Fee Waiver

(appeals or motions)

Form EOIR-26A

Fee Waiver Request

Immigration court, BIA

Motion (any kind)

none

There is no official form for motions filed with an IC or the BIA. Do not use the Notice of Appeal (Form EOIR-26) for motions.

n/a

NACARA Suspension of Deportation/Special Rule Cancellation

Form I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal

USCIS

Privacy Waiver/Records Form - To request copies of case files and/or records of proceedings. Form EOIR-59 Certification and Release of Records FOIA

Recognized Organization Application

Form EOIR-31

Request for New Recognition, Renewal of Recognition, Extension of Recognition of a Non-Profit Religious, Charitable, Social Service, or Similar Organization
 

 

OLAP

Request to be included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers in Immigration Proceedings

Form EOIR-56

Optional application for a non-profit organization, pro bono referral service, or private attorney to apply to be included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.

OOD

Return To Unrelinquished Domicile

Form I-191

Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile

USCIS

Subpoena in OCAHO Case

Form EOIR-30

OCAHO Subpoena Form

OCAHO

Suspension of Deportation

Form EOIR-40

Application for Suspension of

Deportation

Immigration court

Temporary Protected Status

Form I-821

Application for Temporary Protected

Status

USCIS

Visa Petition

(Employment-Based)

Form I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

USCIS

Visa Petition

(Family-Based)

Form I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

USCIS

Waiver of Inadmissibility

Form I-601

Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

USCIS