Seattle Immigration Court

Seattle, Washington

Welcome to the Seattle Immigration Court!

The Seattle 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.

Our court has made a commitment to provide access to information through the Internet in order to service the needs of the public.

Our goal is to provide the most current and accurate information available to those needing to appear before an Immigration Judge and to provide this information in a user-friendly fashion.

Please note: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) are separate organizations.

About the Court

Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-5953

Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Paul A. DeFonzo
Brett M. Parchert
John F. Walsh
Court Administrator:
Randy Bruns

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Visitor Information

The Seattle Immigration Court is located at 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500, Seattle, Washington. For Directions to the Court, we have provided a link to a free mapping service.

The court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Documents will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.

The court staff cannot provide telephone, message, or copying services. Public telephones are available in the lobby on the first floor of the building.

Additional Information

Filing Documents


Please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual for filing documents with the Immigration Court. A copy of this manual is available for viewing at the front window of the court.

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The Court will accept documents filed by mail or personal service (but not by fax) if they conform to the requirements of 8 CFR and the Immigration Court Practice Manual. All submissions that are hand delivered to the Court will be time and date stamped. Do not leave your filing at the filing window and then leave the Court; a Court employee will need to review your filing. All documents must be accompanied by a proof of service declaring in writing that a copy has been served on the opposing party. Please note that there is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) drop box outside the front door of the Seattle Court which can be used to serve copies of documents on the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel.


For further guidance, please refer to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. An attorney from the Chief Counsel's office will serve the respondent a copy of the instruction sheet concerning biometric/biographic information at the respondent's immigration hearing when/if the respondent states their intent to file an application for relief.

The mailing address at the Court is:

Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-5953

For information on your case, you can call the Automated Status Query System at 1-800-898-7180.

The Immigration Court will only be able to answer questions regarding pending cases before the Immigration Court.



The mailing address for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) (for fee payment) is:

for Washington:
Citizenship and Immigration Service
12500 Tukwila International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98168
Phone:  1-800-375-5283

The mailing address for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief/Deputy Chief Counsel's Office is:

for Washington:
Chief Counsel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:  206-553-2366

General Information for ICE and CIS:

National Service Center:  1-800-375-5283
Forms Information Line:  1-800-870-3676

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are currently no FAQs available.

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Courtroom Etiquette

  • The Immigration Judge(s) in Seattle encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual and to be prepared and ready to go forward with the case on the day of the hearing.

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Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated January 4, 2016