It is amazing that something as simple as the BIA’s zip code could cause so much hassle and confusion.  Last winter when the BIA changed its zip code, it caused many to fret about whether their packages would be delivered on time.  This was because the new zip code was for this single city block located in Washington D.C.:


Because the Board’s address is in Falls Church, Virginia, not Washington, D.C., this caused Fedex and UPS to return errors if one used the correct address and zip code when printing a shipping label.  When we would ship a BIA appeal from Kansas City, for example, we were never completely sure it would get to Falls Church on time (and while it’s always a good idea to ship your notices to the Board early, that’s not always possible). And a late notice of appeal can be a complete disaster.

Thankfully, today the BIA has decided to go back to its original Zip Code.  Effective July 27, 2015 all mail addressed to Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., should be addressed using the 22041 zip code. The street address of 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va., will remain the same, but the zip code will change from 20530 to 22041.

Got that?

So now the correct mailing address for the Board is:
Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

Mail and filings for the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer should be addressed to:
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2519
Falls Church, VA 22041

Mail and filings for the Board of Immigration Appeals should be addressed to:
Board of Immigration Appeals
Office of the Chief Clerk
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2000
Falls Church, VA 22041

If you use the previous zip code, 20530, after July 26, 2015, your shipment to the Board will probably be delayed.