I would like to transfer my asylum case from Los angeles to Seattle. I am now in Immigration Court Proceedings.

Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

what should I do in order to transfer my case? What I supposed to be done?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . If you have moved from Los Angeles to Seattle, you need to submit a Motion to Change Venue to the Immigration Judge in Los Angeles.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Michael Hugh Carlin

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. You could do a motion to change venue, to ask the court to move your case to Seattle. You would need to follow some detailed rules in order to do this correctly. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to have this done properly.

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  3. Barbara A Marcouiller


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    Answered . Yes, there are specific requirements that the motion to change venue must comply with. I recommend the assistance of an attorney on this one, at least for a detailed consultation.

    This reply is intended only as general information and does not constitute legal advice in any particular case.... more

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