A friend of mine immigrated to the US and has an asylum hearing pending in LA, but lives in Washington state now. What forms does she need to file to move the hearing from LA to Seattle?
your friend needs to file a change of address form AR-11 and notify the CIS of his address change, and also notify the asylum office where it was filed which then they will move his case to the office having jurisdiction on his place of residence, but if he is in court proceedings, then the court must be notified within 5 days of move and only through a motion for change of venue ordered by the judge inj LA his case will be transferred to local court where he lives, and until then he must appear in all his hearing in LA.
You would have to request to change venue in either case as the lawyers have explained.
However, regardless of whether your friend is in immigration court or with USCIS, your friend ABSOLUTELY needs an attorney. An attorney is trained in establishing the legal standard of asylum which is a credible fear of returning to his home country out of fear of persecution by the government or its agents based upon the enumerated categories.
Pro per applicants generally fail. If he does not succeed he will be flying back courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security.
The above statement should not be construed as legal advice, does not create an attorney-client relationship, and is provided purely for informational purposes. You are advised to seek legal advice from an attorney and NOT AN UNLICENSED PARALEGAL SERVICE for any legal questions you have.
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