If you are in removal or deportation proceedings before an Immigration Judge, and you want to apply for immigration benefits, you need to use one of the appropriate immigration court forms.
When I was an INS Trial Attorney in the 1980s, I remember that many persons who were not represented by an immigration attorney often had no idea what forms to use, or even, what they were eligible to apply for.
There are forms for adjustment of status, asylum, cancellation of removal for permanent residents and for non-permanent residents, all kinds of waivers, etc. And if you need to appeal the decision of the Judge to the Board of Immigration Appeals, there are forms for this as well.
We link to all the forms you need in the chart below. Just click on the appropriate link and print the forms you need.
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List of Downloadable Immigration Court Forms
The following is a list of frequently requested forms. If a form required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not appear on this list, the best source for obtaining a copy is through the USCIS forms link.
EOIR forms may generally be completed on screen and printed, or printed and completed on a typewriter or by hand. You must comply with the specific instructions on the forms. Remember, you may not be able to save your form electronically if it is completed on screen.
Format Required for Downloading EOIR Forms
EOIR provides its forms in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows you to print an exact copy of the form by using any graphics printer (i.e., laser, inkjet, or plotter). To read and print an EOIR form, however, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your computer. Adobe Systems, Inc., offers this software free of charge to the public.
Many forms cannot be uploaded online; they must be printed. Check the forms listing to see if your form can be filled out or uploaded within an EOIR application.
Note that ECAS Case Portal is an application that can only be used by attorneys and fully accredited representatives who are registered with EOIR.
|EOIR Forms||EOIR Forms List|
|EOIR-26||Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of Decision of Immigration Judge|
|EOIR-26A||Appeal Fee Waiver Request|
|EOIR-27||Notice of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Board of Immigration Appeals|
|EOIR-28||Notice of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Immigration Judge|
|EOIR-29||Notice of Appeal to BIA of Decision of District Director|
|EOIR-30||OCAHO Subpoena Form|
|EOIR-31||Request for Recognition as a Nonprofit Religious, Charitable, Social Service or Similar Organization Established in the U.S.|
|EOIR-31A||Request by Organization for Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representative|
|EOIR-33/BIA||Change of Address Form (Cases Pending Before BIA)|
|EOIR-33/IC||Change of Address Form (Cases Pending Before IJ)|
|EOIR-40||Application for Suspension of Deportation|
|EOIR-42A||Application for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents|
|EOIR-42B||Application for Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents|
|EOIR-44||Immigration Practitioner Complaint Form|
|EOIR-44 (En Español)||Immigration Practitioner Complaint Form|
|EOIR-45||Notice Of Appeal To The BIA Of Decision Of Adjudicating Officer In Practitioner Discipline Case|
|EOIR-56||Request to be Included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Individuals in Immigration Proceedings|
|EOIR-58||Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Form|
|EOIR-60||Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance Before the Board of Immigration Appeals|
|EOIR-61||Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance Before the Immigration Court|
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.