Immigrant Connection Shadowing Application

In order to receive recognition and accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), a site must demonstrate that "it has at its disposal adequate knowledge and experience in immigration law. This is accomplished through the individual applying for accreditation. The Board of Immigration Appeals recommends an individual receive between 40-80 hours of experience before applying for partial accreditation. Most IC applicants have had between 40-55 hours of shadowing and have been approved. If you are interested in participating in one of our shadowing experiences please take the time to fill out the application below. Once all documentation is received, the application will be reviewed and you will be notified either by email or phone.

You may contact Gloria Lopez directly ( if you have any questions.

Please click here to view upcoming shadowing dates.

BIA Trainee Registration