Submitting FOIA Requests

 

Record/Request Type

Where to Submit FOIA Requests

A-file

USCIS

Applications from U.S. citizens for U.S. passports      

DOS

Apprehension by Border Patrol between Official Ports of Entry

  •  Note: CBP does not have complete records of apprehensions made by Border Patrol before 2000.  Records of apprehensions made by Border Patrol before 2000 may be available in the A-File maintained by USCIS.

CBP

Bond Obligor Requests

ICE

CBP Background Investigation

CBP

CBP Contracts

CBP

CBP Human Resources

CBP

Certification of non-existence of a record

USCIS, Records Operation Branch

Deportation Records; Detention and Removal Records

USCIS

Detention by Border Patrol or at Ports of Entry

CBP

EB-5 Regional Centers

USCIS

Expedited Removal by Border Patrol or at Ports of Entry

CBP

Family History Research

USCIS, Genealogy

I-94 Records

CBP

Immigration Data/Statistics

USCIS

Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) Requests

CBP, ITRAC

Information Regarding Entry and Exit

  • Note: CBP does not have records on the entry and exit of persons arriving or departing the U.S. before 1982.

CBP

Medical Records (While in Detention)

ICE

Privacy Act Amendments

USCIS

Passenger Name Record (PNR) (Travel Industry Reservation Data)

CBP

Petitions (I-130, I-485, I-589, N-400, etc.)

USCIS

Records Regarding My Inspection or Examination upon My Arrival at a U.S. Port of Entry

CBP

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
(F-1, F-3, J-1, M-1, I-20 visas)

ICE

USCIS Background Investigations

USCIS

USCIS Contracts

USCIS

USCIS Grants

USCIS

USCIS Personnel Records

USCIS

USCIS Vacancy Announcements

USCIS

Visa requests from non-citizens to enter the U.S.

DOS

Voluntary Return

CBP

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