1 How to Change Your Address with the Immigration Court and Government Attorneys In this guide, we will review step-by-step how to prepare the forms you need to change your address with the Immigration Court and Government Attorneys (Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). A blank copy of these forms is included in this packet. DO NOT mail your forms to us (NIJC) or to the center where you were detained. You must mail your forms to both the Immigration Court and Government Attorneys (OCC) where you have your next court date. Visit Our Website for More Resources NIJC has materials online that might be helpful for you in understanding your case. You can read the Know Your Rights manual, and there are detailed instructions on Change of Venue and Change of Address procedures. You can get online at your school if you are attending, or at the nearest public library.
2 What do I need to be able change my Court and my address? Your A#: This is your immigration identification number. It starts with A and has 9 numbers. It should be included on all communication with Immigration. You can find it on your Notice to Appear (NTA). Your new address and phone number: Ask your sponsor your new address and phone number. For your safety, it is a good idea to memorize this information. Your old address: You can find this address on your Notice to Appear (NTA) under your name. A Change of Venue form (COV): This document asks the Court to change your court appointment to the court closest to your new address. A Change of Address form (COA): This document informs Immigration of your new address so they can send your immigration court appointment by mail. The address of the Immigration Court and Government Attorneys where you have Court next.
3 Finding Information on your NTA Your name will be next to Respondent Your address while you were in Chicago will be here Your A number, your case number with Immigration will be here The list of reasons why the Government Attorneys have begun a case against you What the Government Attorneys have charged you with This shows you will have to go to Immigration Court to see a Judge
4 Change of Venue (COV) Write the address of the Court where you have your appointment Write your full name Write your A# Write your complete new address and telephone number Remember, you can find you re A# on your NTA (Notice to Appear) Remember,you can find the address of the chief counsel in the court/dhs address list Sign your name in blue or black ink Write the address of the Government Attorneys where you have your court case Sign your name in blue or black ink You can find this form on our website: https://www.immigrantjustice.org/kids This document is intended to serve only as a guide for unaccompanied children seeking to change their venue. Other sources, including an immigration attorney, should be consulted.
5 Change of Address (COA) Write your full name Write your A# Write your old address here Write your complete new address and telephone number Write your full name and the date Sign your full name and write the date Write the addresses for the government attorneys where you have your Court case You can find this form at: Sign your full name
6 * 1) Make two copies of each document * 2) Mail the original COV and original COA to the Immigration Court. Now, what do I do with these forms once I have completed them? * 3) Mail one copy of the COV and one copy of the COA to the Government Attorneys * 4) Keep one copy of the COV and one copy of the COA in safe place for your records * We recommend that you send the documents via certified mail so you have proof that you sent them. This means that you request a receipt be returned to you as proof that you sent the documents. You can send certified mail from any post office. After you have sent the documents keep calling to verify the court has been changed to where you are currently living.
7 On the following pages, you will find the addresses of all of the Immigration Courts and the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) throughout the United States where you will need to send your documents, depending on where you live. Non-Detained Court/ (OCC) Address List DISCLAIMER: The most current addresses for all Immigration Courts and DHS OCC can be found at the links below. The information below was updated on 06/13/2013 and cannot be guaranteed to be accurate after this date. Call for the most current information on your case. State Alabama, Georgia Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon Arizona Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee California Address of Immigration Court Atlanta Immigration Court 180 Spring Street, SW, Suite 241 Atlanta, GA T: Portland Immigration Court 1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 500 Portland, OR T: Phoenix Immigration Court 200 East Mitchell Drive, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ T: Tucson Immigration Court 300 West Congress, Suite 300 Tucson, AZ T: Memphis Immigration Court Clifford B. Davis Federal Building 167 North Main, Room 460 Memphis, TN T: Los Angeles Immigration Court 606 S. Olive Street, 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA T: San Diego Immigration Court 401 West "A" Street, Suite 800 San Diego, CA Address of DHS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) 180 Spring Street SW, Suite 332 Atlanta, GA T: SW 5th Avenue, Suite 505 Portland, OR P.O. Box Phoenix, AZ T: S. Country Club Road Tucson, AZ Clifford Davis Federal Building 167 N. Main Street, Suite 737A Memphis, TN South Olive Street, 8th Floor Los Angeles, CA T: Front Street, Room 2246 San Diego, CA 92101
8 State Colorado, Wyoming Connecticut Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania Florida Hawaii *CHICAGO* Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin Iowa, Nebraska Address of Immigration Court T: San Francisco Immigration Court 100 Montgomery Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA T: Denver Immigration Court th Street, Room 300 Denver, CO T: Hartford Immigration Court AA Ribicoff Federal Building & Courthouse 450 Main Street, Room 628 Hartford, CT T: Philadelphia Immigration Court Robert Nix Federal Bldg and Courthouse 900 Market Street, Suite 504 Philadelphia, PA T: Miami Immigration Court One Riverview Square 333 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 700 Miami, FL T: Orlando Immigration Court 3535 Lawton Road, Suite 200 Orlando, FL T: Honolulu Immigration Court PJKK Federal Building 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm Honolulu, HI T: Chicago Immigration Court 525 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500 Chicago, IL T: Omaha Immigration Court 1717 Avenue H, Suite 100 Omaha, NE T: Address of DHS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) T: Montgomery Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA T: East Caley Avenue Centennial, CO T: Ribicoff Federal Building, 450 Main Street Room 483 Hartford, CT Market Street, Suite 346 Philadelphia, PA T: S. Miami Avenue, Suite 200 Miami, FL T: ICE Office of the Chief Counsel 3535 Lawton Road, Suite 100 Orlando, FL T: Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI T: W. Van Buren, Suite 701 Chicago, IL T: Avenue H, Room 174 Omaha, NE 68110
9 State Address of Immigration Court Address of DHS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) Kansas, Missouri Louisiana Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Maryland Michigan Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Nevada New Jersey New Mexico Kansas City Immigration Court 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 525 Kansas City, Missouri T: New Orleans Immigration Court One Canal Place 365 Canal Street, Suite 2450 New Orleans, LA T: Boston Immigration Court John F. Kennedy Federal Building 15 New Sudbury Street Room 320 Boston, MA T: Baltimore Immigration Court George Fallon Federal Building 31 Hopkins Plaza, Rm. 440 Baltimore, MD T: Detroit Immigration Court P.V. McNamara Federal Building 477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 440 Detroit, Michigan T: Bloomington Immigration Court 7850 Metro Parkway, Suite 320 Bloomington, MN T: Las Vegas Immigration Court 3365 Pepper Lane, Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV T: Newark Immigration Court 970 Broad Street, Room 1200 Newark, NJ T: (The El Paso Immigration Court has jurisdiction over New Mexico) El Paso Immigration Court 700 E. San Antonio Avenue Suite Grand Boulevard, Suite 500 Kansas City, MO T: Poydras Street, Room 325 New Orleans, LA T: John F. Kennedy Federal Building Room New Sudbury Street Boston, MA T: Fallon Federal Building 31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 1600 Baltimore, MD T: Federal Building 333 Mt. Elliott Street, 2nd Floor Detroit, MI T: Metro Drive, Suite 100 St. Paul, MN T: Pepper Lane Las Vegas, NV T: Broad Street, Room 1104B Newark, NJ T: c/o 1 Stop Postal P.O. Box Hawkins Boulevard, Suite B El Paso, TX 79925
10 State New York North Carolina, South Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Puerto Rico Texas Address of Immigration Court El Paso, TX T: Buffalo Immigration Court 130 Delaware Avenue, Suite 410 Buffalo, NY T: New York City Immigration Court 26 Federal Plaza, 12th Floor, Room 1237 New York, NY T: Charlotte Immigration Court 5701 Executive Center Drive, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC T: Cleveland Immigration Court 801 W. Superior Avenue Suite Cleveland, OH T: (The Dallas Immigration Court has jurisdiction over Oklahoma) Dallas Immigration Court 1100 Commerce St. Room 1060 Dallas, TX T: Puerto Rico Immigration Court San Patricio Office Center #7 Tabonuco Street, Room 401 Guaynabo, PR T: Dallas Immigration Court 1100 Commerce St. Room 1060 Dallas, TX T: El Paso Immigration Court 700 E. San Antonio Avenue Suite 750 El Paso, TX Address of DHS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) T: Delaware Avenue, Room 203 Buffalo, NY T: P.O. Box 3507 New York, NY T: Executive Center Drive Charlotte, NC Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building 1240 E. 9th Street, Room 585 Cleveland, OH SW 44 th Street, Suite A Oklahoma City, OK T: San Patricio Office Center 7 Tabonuco Street, Suite 100 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico T: E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 500 Irving, TX T: c/o 1 Stop Postal P.O. Box Hawkins Boulevard, Suite B El Paso, TX 79925
11 State Address of Immigration Court T: Address of DHS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) T: Texas Utah Harlingen Immigration Court 2009 West Jefferson Avenue Suite 300 Harlingen, TX T: Houston Immigration Court Continental Center II 600 Jefferson, Suite 900 Houston, TX T: San Antonio Immigration Court 800 Dolorosa Street, Suite 300 San Antonio, TX T: Utah Immigration Court 2975 South Decker Lake Drive Suite 200 West Valley City, UT T: P.O. Box 1711 Harlingen, TX Northpoint Drive, Room 2020 Houston, TX T: Fourwinds Drive, Room 5045 San Antonio, TX T: Decker Lake Drive Stop C West Valley City, UT Virginia, Washington D.C. Washington State Arlington Immigration Court 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 200 Arlington, VA T: Seattle Immigration Court 1000 Second Avenue, Ste Seattle, WA T: th Street, SW, Mail Stop 5902 Washington, DC T: Second Avenue, Suite 2900 Seattle, WA T:
12 Do you have questions about the immigration court process? The Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Alien Children is a program that offers free legal information about the immigration court process for family members of alien children who are in, or were released from, a shelter. You can call the numbers below to attend an orientation closest to where you live. Atlanta, Georgia (404) Boston, Massachusetts (617) Charlotte, North Carolina (704) Dallas, Texas (214) Harlingen, Texas (956) Houston, Texas (713) Los Angeles, California (213) Miami, Florida (305) New York City, New York (212) Long Island, New York (631) Newark, New Jersey (973) San Francisco, California (415) Washington, D.C. (202) Please Remember! When you go to a legal orientation, take all of the documents that the child brought from the shelter, especially the documents that pertain to immigration court.
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