Change of Venue
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If the possibility of being deported isn’t stressful enough, having to appear in immigration court that is far away from your home will make matters even worse. In some circumstances, you have a chance to change to a court that’s less challenging for you to attend.
Our legal team at The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh is committed to fighting for the justice you deserve. We are capable of guiding you throughout the entire legal process, making sure you fill out all forms correctly and passionately protect your rights so that you and your family will continue to live in this amazing country.
How to Change Your Immigration Court Hearing Location
Don’t be discouraged by the distance between your immigration court case and your home because you have the right to take action. In order to request a change in location for your immigration court hearing, you need to file a Motion to Change Venue with the court where the hearing is scheduled.
The specific requirements for a Motion to Change Venue are the following:
- It must adhere to all of the requirements in the Immigration Court Practice Manual
- It must provide your valid reasons for requesting a change in venue
- It must be filed on time, or it will be denied. It must be received by the court at least 15 days before your scheduled court date. But the sooner, the better.
According to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.20(b) of the Code of Federal Regulations, an immigration judge may change the venue of your case upon a showing of good cause. The Board of Immigration Appeals determines good cause by accessing certain factors which are relevant to the location issue.
These factors include:
- Location of witnesses
- Cost of transporting witnesses
- Administrative convenience
- Expeditious treatment of the case
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