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§ 3.8 Fees.
Appeal from decision of an Immigration Judge or motion within the jurisdiction of the Board
Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section or when filed by an officer of the Service, a Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of Decision of Immigration Judge (Form EOIR-26) filed pursuant to § 3.3(a), or a motion related to Immigration Judge proceedings that is within the jurisdiction of the Board and is filed directly with the Board pursuant to § 3.2(g), shall be accompanied by the fee specified in applicable provisions of § 103.7(b)(1) of this chapter. Fees shall be paid by ch
eck or money order payable to the "United States Department of Justice." Remittances must be drawn on a bank or other institution located in the United States and be payable in United States currency. A remittance shall not satisfy the fee requirements of this section if the remittance is found uncollectible.
Appeal from decision of a Service officer or motion within the jurisdiction of the Board
Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, a Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of Decision of District Director (Form EOIR-29), or a motion related to such a case filed under this part by any person other than an officer of the Service, filed directly with the Service shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee
specified, and remitted in accordance with the provisions of § 103.7 of this chapter.
Waiver of fees
The Board may, in its discretion, authorize the prosecution of any appeal or any motion over which the Board has jurisdiction without payment of the required fee. In any case in which an alien or other party affected is unable to pay the fee fixed for an appeal or motion, he or she shall file with the Notice of Appeal (Form EOIR-26 or Form EOIR-29) or motion, an Appeal Fee Waiver Request, (Form EOIR-26A). If the request does
not establish the inability to pay the required fee, the appeal or motion will not be deemed properly filed.
12. Section 3.23 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:
§ 3.23 Motions.
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(1) The Immigration Judge may upon his or her own motion, or upon motion of the trial attorney or the alien, reopen or reconsider any case in which he or she has made a decision, unless jurisdiction in the case is vested in the Board of Immigration Appeals under part 3 of this chapter. If the Immigration Judge is unavailable or unable to adjudicate the motion to reopen, the Chief Immigration Judge or his delegate shall reassign such motion to another Immigration Judge. Motions to reopen or reconsider a d
ecision of the Immigration Judge must filed with the Immigration Court having administrative control over the record of proceeding. Such motions shall comply with applicable provisions of 8 CFR 208.4, 208.19, and 242.22. The Immigration Judge may set and extend time limits for replies to motions to reopen or reconsider. A motion shall be deemed unopposed unless timely response is made. A motion to reconsider shall state the reasons for the motion and shall be supported by pertinent
authority. Any motion to reopen for the purpose of acting on an application for relief must be accompanied by the appropriate application for relief and all supporting documents.
(2) Upon request by an alien in conjunction with a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider, the Immigration Judge may stay the execution of a final order of deportation or exclusion. The filing of a motion to reopen pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b)(4)(iii) of this section shall stay the deportation of the alien pending decision on the motion and the adjudication of any properly filed administrative appeal.
(3) A motion to reconsider must be filed on or before July 31, 1996, on which the decision for which reconsideration is being sought was rendered, or whichever is later. A party may file only one motion to reconsider any given decision and may not seek reconsideration of a decision denying a previous motion to reconsider.
(4) A motion to reopen will not be granted unless the Immigration Judge is satisfied that evidence sought to be offered is material and was not available and could not have been discovered or presented at the hearing. A motion to reopen will not be granted for the purpose of providing the alien an opportunity to apply for any form of discretionary relief if the alien's rights to make such application were fully explained to him or her by the Immigration Judge and he or she was afforded an opportunity to a
pply at the hearing, unless the relief is sought on the basis of circumstances that have arisen subsequent to the hearing. Subject to the other requirements and restrictions of this section, and notwithstanding the provisions in 1.1(p) of this chapter, a motion to reopen proceedings for consideration or further consideration of an application for relief under section 212(c) of the Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(c)) may be granted if the alien demonstrates that he or she was statutorily eligible for such relief prior t
o the entry of the administratively final order of deportation.
(i) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(4)(ii) of this section, a party may file only one motion to reopen proceedings (whether before the Board or the Immigration Judge) and that motion must be filed not later than 90 after the date on which the final administrative decision was rendered in the proceeding sought to be reopened, or on or before September 30, 1996, whichever is later.
(ii) The time and numerical limitations set forth in paragraph (b)(4)(i) of this section shall not apply to a motion to reopen filed pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b)(4)(iii) of this section, or to a motion to reopen proceedings to apply or reapply for asylum or for withholding of deportation based on changed circumstances, which arise subsequent to the conclusion of proceedings, in the country of nationality or in the country to which deportation has been ordered, or to a motion to reopen agreed
upon by all parties and jointly filed.
(iii) A motion to reopen deportation proceedings to rescind an order of deportation entered in absentia must be filed:
(A) Within 180 days after the date of the order of deportation. The motion must demonstrate that the failure to appear was because of exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the alien (e.g., serious illness of the alien or death of an immediate relative of the alien, but not including less compelling circumstances); or
(B) At any time if the alien demonstrates that the alien did not receive notice in accordance with subsection 242B(a)(2) of the Act (8 U.S.C. 1252b(a)(2)) and notice was required pursuant to such subsection; or the alien demonstrates that the alien was in federal or state custody and did not appear through no fault of the alien.
(iv) A motion to reopen exclusion hearings on the basis that the Immigration Judge improperly entered an order of exclusion in absentia must be supported by evidence that the alien had reasonable cause for his failure to appear.
13. Section 3.24 is revised to read as follows:
§ 3.24 Fees pertaining to matters within the jurisdiction of the Immigration Judge.
Unless waived by the Immigration Judge, any fee pertaining to a matter within the jurisdiction of the Immigration Judge shall be remitted in accordance with the provisions of § 103.7 of this chapter. Any such fee may be waived by the Immigration Judge upon a showing that the respondent/applicant is incapable of paying the fees because of indigency. A properly executed affidavit or unsworn declaration made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746 by the respondent/applicant must accompany the request for waiver of fees
and shall substantiate the indigency of the respondent/application.
14. Section 3.31 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:
§ 3.31 Filing documents and applications.
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(b) All documents or applications requiring the payment of a fee must be accompanied by a fee receipt from the Service or by an application for a waiver of fees pursuant to § 3.24. Except as provided in § 3.8(a)(c), any fee relating to Immigration Judge proceedings shall be paid to, and accepted by, any Service office authorized to accept fees for other purposes pursuant to § 103.7(a) of this chapter.
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15. Section 3.38 is amended by revising paragraph (b); redesignating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (f) and (g), respectively; and adding new paragraphs (c),(d) and (e) to read as follows:
§ 3.38 Appeals.
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(b) The Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of Decision of Immigration Judge (Form EOIR-26) shall be filed directly with the Board of Immigration Appeals within 30 calendar days after the stating of an Immigration Judge's oral decision or the mailing of an Immigration Judge's written decision. If the final date for filing falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, this appeal time shall be extended to the next business day. A Notice of Appeal (Form EOIR-26) may not be filed by any par
ty who has waived appeal.
(c) The date of filing of the Notice of Appeal (Form EOIR-26) shall be the date the Notice is received by the Board.
(d) A Notice of Appeal (Form EOIR-26) must be accompanied by the appropriate fee or by an Appeal Fee Waiver Request (Form EOIR-26A). If the fee is not paid or the Appeal Fee Waiver Request (Form EOIR-26A) is not filed within the specified time period indicated in paragraph(b) of this section, the appeal will not be deemed properly filed and the decision of the Immigration Judge shall be final to the same extent as though no appeal had been taken.
(e) Within five working days of any change of address, an alien must provide written notice of the change of address on Form EOIR-33 to the Board. Where a party is represented, the representative should also provide to the Board written notice of any change in the representative's business mailing address.
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