History and Genealogy
Making a Request by Mail
Please note that all Search Results and Records from the USCIS Genealogy Program will be sent through United States Postal Service. Records are not available in electronic formats.
Please be sure to submit payment with your request form. Genealogy requests will not be processed until payment is received. Requests paid by mail may be in the form of cashier's check or money order only. Please do not send cash. More information about payment is available in the downloadable form instructions.
Do not mail requests to our Washington, DC address. All forms and fees must be mailed to the P.O. Box address found on the instructions for both forms (below). Any forms and fees sent to Washington will be forwarded to Chicago for proper processing. Sending requests to Washington will only delay your case. Only correspondence and questions should be sent to the Genealogy Program in Washington.
Important: If the immigrant whom you are seeking information about was born less than 100 years prior to the date of your request, you must attach documentary proof of death to your request form. Do not send original records because they will not be returned to you. Information about acceptable forms of proof of death is available in the form instructions below.
*Please read all the instructions before submitting your request.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/23/2013