Motion to Change Venue for Immigration Court
Turn to Immigration Lawyers With Decades of Experience
If imminent deportation isn’t frustrating enough, having to appear in immigration court located far away from your home, will only add more stress to the tough situation you’re in. Fortunately, there is a way to justify a change of venue to a court that’s much closer.
At Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A., we understand how difficult deportation proceedings can be, especially if you have to undergo these deportation proceedings in an unfamiliar place. With our extended knowledge of the courtroom and immigration law, our immigration lawyers can help you change the location for your court appearance.
Can You Change the Immigration Court Location?
Based on 8 C.F.R. § 1003.20(b) of the Code of Federal Regulations, an immigration judge has the ability to change the venue of your case, if you demonstrate good cause. Certain factors that are relevant toward relocation are:
- Administrative convenience
- Location of witnesses
- Cost of transporting witnesses
- Expeditious treatment of your case
How Do I Change my Immigration Court Location?
In order to properly request a change in the location of your immigration court hearing, you must file a Motion to Change Venue with the respective court where your hearing is scheduled. By adhering to all of the requirements in the Immigration Court Practice Manual, providing a valid reason for requesting a change of venue, and filing the document on time (at least 15 days prior to your scheduled court date), you are eligible to conduct such a motion.
Need More Help? Contact Sintsirmas & Mueller at (888) 491-8770
Our immigration attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience and are ready to help you. From guidance with filing a motion to change venue to appeals, visas, and citizenship, we are ready to be by your side throughout the entire legal process. We give each of our clients the personalized attention needed to successfully protect their rights, since each case presents their own unique variables. We serve clients throughout Cleveland and Twinsburg, as well as the entire state, providing aggression and compassion as our approach so that you and your family remain in this glorious country.
Don't hesitate to call (888) 491-8770 regarding your motion to change venue.