Getting Started: Overview of Motions to Reopen
There are a number of bases to file motions to reopen in immigration court proceedings. These materials will orient you and provide a framework for understanding all the bases for motions to reopen.
This flowchart outlines several bases for a Motion to Reopen along with the related costs, filing deadlines, and effect on removal proceedings. Links to sample motions, relevant statutes, and practice pointers throughout the flow chart provide additional information.
This Practice Advisory walks through the legal and procedural requirements for Motions to Reopen, and includes practical advice on what to file, and where, when, and how to file. Note that if you are seeking to reopen an in absentia removal order, there is a separate Practice Advisory for those motions.