G-639, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request

Purpose of Form

Use this form to request access to information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Do not use this form:

  • To determine the status of pending applications. For status inquires, write to the USCIS office where the application was filed or call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.
  • For consular notification of a visa petition approval. Use Form I-824 Application for action on an Approved Application or Petition.
  • For the return of original documents. Use Form G-884, Request for Return of Original Documents.
  • For records of naturalization before Sept. 27, 1906. Contact the clerk of court where naturalization occurred.
  • For information on USCIS manifest arrivals before December 1982. Contact the National Archives.
  • To obtain proof of status, such as a Social Security benefit or Selective Service requirement.
  • To obtain a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record, which involves an agency decision. The Office of Records Management prepares this documentation. Send a request for this service to:

USCIS
Attn: Records Services Branch
1200 1st St. NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20529-2204

Number of Pages

Form 4; Instructions 7.

Edition Date

04/17/17. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

National Records Center (NRC)
FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010

Fax: 816-350-5785
Email: uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov

Don’t forget to sign your form!  We will reject and return any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

The fee charged for a FOIA/Privacy Act Request may vary. See the G-639 instructions (PDF) for more information. Do not send any money with this request.

Special Instructions

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