G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request

Use G-1041 to request a search of USCIS historical indices. To obtain copies of USCIS historical records, use Form G-1041A, Genealogy Records Request. Requests for searches of USCIS historical indices are used to determine whether any USCIS records exist on the subject and, if such records exist, to capture the file number and/or other identifier of each record.

Number of Pages

Form 3; instructions 5.

Edition Date

12/23/16. No previous editions accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Mail completed forms with payment to:

USCIS Genealogy Program
P.O. Box 805925
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

Filing Fee

$65. You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

If you are submitting this form from outside the United States, you may pay the fee with an international bank money order or foreign draft drawn in U.S. dollars and payable through a U.S. bank. Make all payments in U.S. currency to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form G-1041. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

Did you provide the following?

  • Documentary proof of death if the person was less than 100 years old:
    • Death certificate (uncertified copy)
    • Printed obituaries, funeral programs, or photographs of gravestones
    • Bible, church, or other religious records
    • U.S. Social Security Death Index records (individual records only, not lists)
    • Records relating to the payment of death benefits
    • Other documents demonstrating the immigrant of the request is deceased

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