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USCIS Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

The USCIS centralized FOIA office receives, tracks, and processes all USCIS FOIA requests to ensure transparency within our agency.

FOIA Updates

Our pilot of the FOIAonline system ended May 1, 2015, and we are no longer accepting requests through that system. Thank you for participating.

We are only accepting the current version of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, dated 03/04/2015. Download the new version of the form for free.

Visit the FOIA Office

The National Records Center is generally closed to the public, but outreach tours and briefings are offered throughout the year. If you would like to tour the FOIA office in Lee's Summit, Missouri, send us your contact information to We will contact you to schedule your visit.

FOIA/PA Overview How to File a FOIA/PA Request

Check Status of Request  USCIS Electronic Reading Room

USCIS FOIA/PA Headquarters Office

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

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/14/2015