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Sample BIA Notice of Appeal and Addendum
This is a sample E-26 BIA Notice of Appeal and addendum stating reasons for appeal. Personally identifying information has been redacted.
Template Motion to Extend Pre-Hearing Brief Page Limit
The Immigration Court Practice Manual was updated on February 21, 2020, to impose a 25-page limit on the body of pre-hearing briefs. This template motion may be used to request that an immigration judge on your case permit a higher page limit. Judges are not required to grant these motions, and like any motion, it must comport with the rules of the Immigration Practice Manual.
Template Motion for Continuance or to Appear Telephonically and Waive Respondent’s Presence
This template motion can be used to request a continuance or to request telephonic appearance by counsel and waived appearance by your client for a Master Calendar Hearing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration Judges are not required to grant such motions. Be sure to comply with the Immigration Practice Manual rules on motions, and follow up with the court after filing. If you do not receive a decision from the judge to grant your motion, you and your client are both required to appear in person at the Master Calendar Hearing. If your client’s appearance is not explicitly waived by the judge with an order, they will receive an in absentia removal order if they do not appear for court.
DS-160 Example Form for Non-Immigrant Consular Processing
This is an example form of the online DS-160 form, which is required as part of consular processing of non-immigrant visa applicants – such as T and U visa derivative applicants – who are abroad. Reviewing this example in advance is helpful to ensure you have all the information from your client you need to successfully complete and submit the form.
Sample Consular Interview Cover Letter for U Derivative Applicant
This is a sample cover letter for the consular interview packet for a U visa derivative applicant who is abroad.
Sample Consular Interview Cover Letter for T Derivative Applicant
This is a sample cover letter for the consular interview packet for a T visa derivative applicant who is abroad.
Sample Master Calendar Hearing Notice
This is a sample redacted master immigration court hearing notice.