This video series, produced by the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI), is a compilation of short video segments (each less than 10 minutes) designed to help individuals understand the Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation (BIA R&A) application process.  The videos and PowerPoint presentation are intended as an introduction,  not as a substitute for a full training course.  

Video 1: Introduction to BIA R&A

This segment provides an overview of the BIA Recognition and Accreditation process and this training series.

Video 2: EOIR 31 & EOIR 31A

This segment discusses the forms required to apply for BIA Recognition and Accreditation (EOIR 31 & EOIR 31A).

Video 3: Documentation

This segment explains the documentation required to apply for BIA Recognition and Accreditation.

Video 4: The Application Letter for BIA R&A

This segment discusses how to develop the application letter for BIA Recognition and Accreditation .

Video 5: The Foundation

This segment discusses how to present your program budget and fee schedule, as well as building your immigration law library.

Video 6: BIA R&A Résumé

This segment discusses how to develop a résumé specifically for your application for BIA Recognition and Accreditation.

Video 7: Technical Support Agreement Letter

This segment discusses how to document that your program has a reliable source of technical assistance on immigration law.

Video 8: The Final Compilation

This segment discusses compiling and submitting your completed application packet for BIA Recognition and Accreditation.


ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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