The USCIS Genealogy Program is authorized to make five series of the agency’s historical records available to requesters. Other agency records may be available from the USCIS Freedom of Information (FOIA) Program, or may have transferred to the National Archives.
Requests are accepted online as well as through the mail. Please read our "Records Frequently Asked Questions" and "Common Errors" section before submitting a request. Answers can also be found in our "Help" section.
To request a record or file you MUST provide a file number.
Records Available From the Genealogy Program
Details on Available Series
Certificate Files, September 27, 1906 - March 31, 1956
Alien Registration Forms on Microfilm, 1940 - 1944
Visa Files, July 1, 1924 - March 31, 1944
Registry Files, March 2, 1929 - March 31, 1944
A-Files Numbered Below 8 Million