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How Do I Know If I Have a Deportation Order?


If you’ve received an immigration document, you might be wondering if you are at risk of being deported. To help you determine the meaning of notice orders sent by ICE or the USCIS, our team at Yekrangi & Associates breaks it down for you.

Regular Removal Proceedings

Immigration Form Received: Form I-862: Notice to Appear

If you received an I-862 form for a notice to appear, you may be at risk of deportation. Immigrants who receive a form I-862 often cross the border without authorization and have not had contact with the immigration office.

You might also receive this form if you entered the United States with a temporary visa that you obtained at a U.S. embassy that has expired. Individuals who have entered the U.S. with someone else’s documents or have been involved in illegal activities will receive form I-862.


Immigration Form Received: Form I-871: Notice of Intent/Decision to Reinstate Prior Order

If you entered the United States without permission after being deported, or the government knows you left after being ordered deported, you will receive form I-871.

Old Deportation Order

Immigration Form Received: Form I-205: Warrant of Removal/Deportation

You might have received form I-205 if you were stopped at the border and told you couldn’t return to the United States for five years. Form I-205 is also sent to those who were stopped at the border and were told they would receive a notice with a court date to appear in front of an immigration judge (or if you didn’t appear at your immigration court hearing).

Those who appeared before an immigration judge and said they would leave the U.S. voluntarily but never did would also receive this form.

Expedited Removal Proceedings

Immigration Form Received: Form I-860: Notice and Order of Expedited Removal

If you received form I-860, it may have been because you have been living in the United States for more than fourteen days and were not detained at the border. These proceedings are for individuals who won’t be given an immigration court date and will be deported immediately.

If you received any of the forms listed above, you are at risk of being deported. Contact our Orange County deportation defense attorneys as soon as possible to schedule a case review: (949) 478-4963!


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