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USCIS will increase most filing fees on Dec. 23, 2016. Forms postmarked or filed on or after that date must include the new fees or we will not accept them. The new fee for Form G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request, and Form G-1041A, Genealogy Records Request, will be $65.

Our agency is funded almost entirely by fees. By law, we conduct a fee review every 2 years to ensure that we recover the full cost of processing immigration benefits. The USCIS Genealogy Program has not increased the fees for our forms since the program was created in 2008.

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The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program that provides researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.

Link to Do You Have a File? - Here you will find all necessary information to identify file numbers and whether they are valid or not for a Record Request.Link to Request Name Index Search - Our unique Master Index system is a combination of index tools¿partially automated and partially manual¿that work together to identify and locate old agency files and records. Link to Request File by Number - The USCIS Genealogy Program is authorized to make five (5) 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.Link to Receive Copies of Records of Files - Here you will find examples of what the Record Files look like.How Does the Process Work?

Record Request Process

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