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“Filing a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance with 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 filed by attorneys or accredited representatives. It is used when these professionals assist individuals in specific aspects of their immigration cases before the BIA, especially for document preparation or submission, without representing them fully in their appeal.


This notice is required when a legal professional intends to assist an individual with certain elements of their immigration appeal, such as preparing or submitting documents, but will not represent them for the entire case. It’s crucial in defining the scope and limitations of the legal professional’s involvement in the case.

How to Draft

Drafting a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance involves:

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


The completed Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance should be filed with the BIA. Ensure that it is filed in accordance with the BIA’s guidelines, and a copy should be provided to the individual receiving assistance. It’s also advisable for the legal professional to retain a copy for their records.


Filing a Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance is an important process in immigration law, allowing individuals to receive specific legal help without full representation in their BIA appeal. It ensures clarity in the role and responsibilities of the legal professional involved and helps streamline various aspects of immigration proceedings for those who may not require full legal representation.