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“Drafting a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for the Board of Immigration Appeals”

Service Description


The Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance Before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is a formal document that allows attorneys or accredited representatives to provide limited legal assistance in immigration cases. This notice is crucial for those who require specialized assistance for certain parts of their appeals process, particularly in preparing or submitting documents.

Requirement Filing this notice is necessary when a legal professional intends to assist with specific aspects of an immigration case before the BIA, such as document preparation or submission, without representing the client in all facets of their case. This limited representation must be clearly defined to maintain transparency and compliance with legal standards.

How to Draft

Drafting a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance involves:

  1. Attorney or Representative Details: Include full name, contact information, and accreditation or bar details.
  2. Client Information: Clearly state the name and Alien Registration Number (A-Number) of the individual receiving assistance.
  3. Scope of Representation: Define the specific tasks or aspects of the case for which assistance is being provided.
  4. Duration of Appearance: Specify the duration of this limited representation, including any relevant deadlines or court dates.
  5. Signature and Date: Ensure the document is signed and dated by the attorney or representative.


Once completed, the notice should be filed with the BIA. Ensure that it is filed in accordance with the BIA’s specific guidelines for such submissions. A copy should also be provided to the client and retained by the legal professional for their records.


Filing a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance is an important legal procedure that allows for targeted legal support in immigration appeals. It ensures that individuals receive the necessary assistance for specific parts of their case, while clearly defining the extent of the legal professional’s involvement. For legal practitioners, understanding how to properly draft and file this notice is essential for providing effective and compliant assistance in immigration proceedings.