Appealing a Decision with the Board of Immigration Appeals

Can I file for an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals?

Both you and the government have the right to appeal the decisions of the immigration judge. To appeal, you must file a Notice of Appeal with the BIA.  The notice must be received by the BIA within 30 days of the judge’s decision.

When the judge decides the case she will give you a piece of paper where she has checked off her decisions. On the bottom of the page is the date by which you must file your appeal. It is not good enough to mail it by the 30th day; the notice of appeal must actually be received in the clerk’s office of the BIA by the 30th day. If it arrives even one day late, the appeal will be dismissed.


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In the event that your case is not successful before the immigration judge, our attorneys are skilled at filing appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and if necessary, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers are experienced in assisting immigrants in removal defense and can help you.  Call or email us for your free initial consultation today.

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