San Francisco Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Webex Available (Dec. 1, 2020): Webex Instructions 

Standing Order 20-03 (December 22, 2020): Standing Order Regarding Webex

Standing Order 20-02 (November 20, 2020): Standing Order Regarding Telephonic Appearances

Notice (September 30, 2020): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at Certain Immigration Courts

Standing Order (April 24, 2020): Standing Order Regarding Temporal And Page Limits On Documents Filed Via E-mail.

Standing Order (April 3, 2020): Standing Order Relating to Telephonic Appearances at All Detained 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 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 San Francisco 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.

(1) San Francisco Immigration Court (non-detained):

Address:

100 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104

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. - 4 p.m.

Phone:

415-705-4415

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.

Parking/Transit:

Due to very limited street parking, we recommend that immigration court visitors use public transportation to come to immigration court. The immigration court is located in the financial downtown district near the Montgomery BART station and close to several bus stops on the Muni line. You can also take CalTrain to the San Francisco stop.

https://www.sfmta.com/
https://www.bart.gov/
http://www.caltrain.com/

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

 Lobby Entrance

All visitors are required to check in and sign-in with the lobby attendant. Immigration court visitors and attorneys must not remain in the lobby area or near the entrance doors of the building, as it is a violation of the building policy. If you must meet your client(s) prior to the scheduled immigration court hearing, please designate an alternate location near the immigration court to meet your client.

 Security Procedures

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.

(2) San Francisco Immigration Court (detained):

Address:

630 Sansome Street, 4th Floor, Room 475
San Francisco, CA 94111

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

Hours:

Public Hours: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Window Filing Hours: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone:

415-705-1033

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.

Parking/Transit:

Due to very limited street parking, we recommend that immigration court visitors use public transportation to come to immigration court. The immigration court is located in the financial downtown district near the Montgomery or Embarcadero BART stations and close to several bus stops on the Muni line. You can also take CalTrain to the San Francisco stop.

https://www.sfmta.com/
https://www.bart.gov/
http://www.caltrain.com/

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

 Lobby Entrance

All public visitors are required to pass through an electronic security equipment in the lobby area. The security screening will be through a metal detector machine as well as a handbag screening A valid government-issued photo identification must be presented in order to be allowed access into the building. Shoes may be required to be removed, if needed. Visitors must not bring any weapons, cameras, video, or recording equipment.

 Security Procedures

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:

William Hanrahan, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Jeremy J. Butler Dana Leigh Marks
Andrew J. Caborn Jason R. Masterson
Ila C. Deiss Julie L. Nelson
Laura C. Figueroa Patrick S. O’Brien
Nicholas R. Ford Joseph Y. Park
Scott D. Gambill Susan Phan
Amber D. George Cory M. Picton
Charles S. Greene III Justin M. Price
Jacqueline J. Jackson Patrick S. Savage
Jeremiah Johnson Gregory L. Simmons
Samuel Y. Kim Shadee M. Star
Kelly B. Lake Arwen A. Swink
Anna C. Little Elizabeth L. Young

Court Administrator:

Maria Jauregui


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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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