Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum No. 96-4: Processing of Motions and Appeals [open pdf - 241KB]
"Beginning July 1, 1996, all notices of appeal of Immigration Judge decisions rendered on or after July 1, 1996, must be tiled on the new revised EOIR [Executive Office for Immigration Review]-26 (gray) by the alien or the alien's attorney or representative directly with the Board of Immigration Appeals (the Board) within 30 days of the Immigration Judge's decision. The appropriate fee or request for fee waiver must also be filed directly with the Board. The Board has established an Appeals Processing Unit (APU) to receive and process all appeals. During a transition period, however, all appeals of decisions rendered between now and June 30 will continue to be filed with the Immigration Court under the current procedures on the old EOIR- 26 (yellow). Thus, the filings on the old form will continue into July, and the Immigration Court should continue to distribute the old Form EOIR-26 for cases in which the Immigration Judge renders a decision before July 1, 1996."
Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum No. 96-4
United States. Dept. of Justice. Executive Office for Immigration Review: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/