G-1566, Request for Certificate of Non-Existence
Use Form G-1566 to determine if specific immigration records exist within our database. If we determine the records you inquired about do not exist, we will issue a Certificate of Non-Existence.
If we find the immigration record you inquired about, we will respond with additional information and will not issue a Certificate of Non-Existence.
07/19/22. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.
If you complete and print this form to mail it in, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same edition of the form. If any of the form’s pages are missing or are from a different edition of the form, we may reject your form.
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U.S. Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
National Records Center
Attn: Certificate of Non-Existence/IMLS
150 NW Space Center Loop
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Please do not submit this checklist with your Form G-1566. 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?
- Proof death (such as a death certificate or obituary) for a person born less than 100 years ago, (if applicable);
- All possible names, aliases and dates of birth for the subject of the request;
- The country of birth for the subject of the request; and
- A valid U.S. mailing address.
Filing Tips: Go to our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your application.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
If you have questions about submitting Form G-1566, email firstname.lastname@example.org.