The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) encourages electronic filing of submissions, by e-mail or by telefax. OHA’s e-mail address for filing submissions is OHA.firstname.lastname@example.org; the OHA telefax number is (202) 287-1415. Note, however, that because of signature issues, we may ask you to file a signed original of a document. We will send an acknowledgment (by letter or e-mail) upon our receipt of all principal pleadings.
If you choose to file by regular mail, we caution that under governmental security procedures now in place, the U.S. Postal Service randomly selects items of first class mail addressed to OHA for screening at a facility outside of OHA, e.g. for irradiation of potentially hazardous materials. This irradiation process can delay mail delivery by over 45 days. We therefore encourage electronic filing of time-sensitive submissions.
If you have any questions, please contact Doretha Colter, OHA Legal Support Specialist, at (202) 287-1557.