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OHA Decision Search

OHA Decision Search

To search the Office of Hearings and Appeals case files please click on the following link.


Narrow down your search results by adding symbols and words to your search called search operators. Don’t worry about memorizing every operator - you can also use the Advanced Search page to create these searches.

When you search using an operator, don't add any spaces between the operator and your query. A search for will work, but site: will not.
Operator Example that will return only OHA Decisions would be :  "Criterion L" and OHA

Search for an exact word or phrase 


Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words on a web page. This is helpful when searching for song lyrics or a line from a book. But only use this if you're looking for an exact word or phrase, otherwise you'll exclude many helpful results by mistake.

"imagine all the people"

Exclude a word


Add a dash (-) before a word or site to exclude all results that include that word. This is especially useful for words with multiple meanings, like Jaguar the car brand and jaguar the animal. 

jaguar speed -car


Search within a site or domain


Get results only from certain sites or domains. For example, you can find all mentions of "olympics" on the NBC website, or any .gov websites. 



Search for pages that link to a URL


Find pages that link to a certain page. For example, you can find all the pages that link to

Search for pages that are similar to a URL


Find sites that are similar to a URL you already know. If you search for related sites to the, you'll find other news publication sites you may be interested in.

Fill in the blank


Add an asterisk within a search as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms. Use with quotation marks to find variations of that exact phrase or to remember words in the middle of a phrase.

"a * saved is a * earned"

Search for either word


If you want to search for pages that may have just one of several words, include OR (capitalized) between the words. Without the OR, your results would typically show only pages that match both terms.

world cup location 2014 OR 2018

Search for a number range


Separate numbers by two periods without spaces (..) to see results that contain numbers in a given range of things like dates, prices, and measurements.

camera $50..$100

Find information about a site


Get information about a URL, including the cached version of the page, similar pages, and pages that link to the site.

See a cached version of a site


See what a page looks like the last time Google crawled the site.


When you search, most punctuation and special characters are ignored. However, there are some punctuation and symbols that work in searches.