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Immigration Law

EOIR Announces Limited Online Filing for Respondents

EOIR, Nov. 22, 2021

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the next phase of its “Access EOIR” initiative with the launch of “Respondent Access,” a portal within the EOIR Courts & Appeals System (ECAS). Respondent Access allows respondents to update their address and contact information with the agency through a completely digital process instead of completing the paper EOIR-33, Alien’s Change of Address/Phone Number Form. This capability is the first step toward providing noncitizens with online filing and document access related to their cases before the immigration court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Through its Access EOIR initiatives, EOIR will continue to assist respondents in navigating the immigration court system and accessing their case information. Attorneys and fully-accredited representatives should continue to submit their EOIR forms through ECAS. Through ECAS, EOIR continues to work toward its goal of phasing out paper filing, processing, and records retention. Effective this month, ECAS has been fully implemented at all existing immigration courts."