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Important Notice - New Final Rule for Recognition and Accreditation

The Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a new rule for recognition of nonprofit organizations and accreditation for non-attorney staff serving as legal representatives in immigration proceedings. This rule became effective on January 18, 2017.

See "New DOJ R&A" below for updated information.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued new regulations regarding recognition and accreditation on December 19, 2016. The new regulations, which took effect on January 18, 2017, include substantial changes to the recognition and accreditation requirements for the first time in decades. It will take some time before we fully understand how the changes are being implemented and identify best practices for preparing a strong application. As additional information is gathered, this guide will be updated accordingly.