Jurisdiction: United States United States

This occurs when an immigration court clerk stamps a complete asylum application as “lodged not filed” at an immigration court window before the application is filed with an immigration judge at an immigration hearing.

EOIR uses the date the immigration judge accepts the application at a hearing as the date it is “filed.” However, we use the date the asylum application was stamped “lodged not filed” as an application filing date for purposes of calculating the 180-day asylum EAD clock.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services