There are usually two types of appeals. The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) in Falls Church, Virginia is the first type of appeal for the majority of cases from the Immigration Court and from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”). There is a thirty (30) day deadline for most appeals to be filed with the BIA, and most require a $110 filing fee.


After the BIA, your case may be appealed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, located in San Francisco, California. Like the BIA, petitions for review must be filed within thirty (30) days of the decision being appealed. Unlike the BIA, attorneys must be specially admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit. There is a filing fee of $500, but it can be waived in many cases.

The attorneys of Pope & Associates are admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and we have earned a national reputation for our advocacy skills before the Ninth Circuit. We have filed and litigated more than 5,000 cases to the BIA and the Ninth Circuit, and we have obtained many positive outcomes for thousands of clients.

If you have a case on appeal, or are considering whether to file an appeal, please schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. You do not want to lose your appeal because you missed the deadline.

See for more information on appeals to the BIA. See for more information on appeals to the Ninth Circuit.