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FOIA Request to Obtain Copies of Immigration Records

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The following template is to be used to request copies of Immigration Records under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA), you may use this for records of any type of Non-Immigrant or Immigrant Petition. 

You may write a letter with your Name, passport number and case type. Please use a United States address as USCIS will send your case information in a Compact Disc. You can mail or fax FOIA request for USCIS records, including alien files and procurement information, to the National Records Center. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office 
P. O. Box 648010 
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010 
Live Assistance: 1-800-375-5283 
Fax (802) 288-1793 or (816) 350-5785 

Alternatively, you may file FORM G-639 and it is not required. The form is a little complicated, sending a simple letter is the best option.

How long does it take to obtain records?

USCIS takes up to 3 months to process your request, so plan right away

I am not in the United States, can I still submit a request?

Yes, it’s better to use a local US address of a friend or relative or even your new employer.

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