Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records System (FIRST) Public Engagement
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a webinar on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern to demonstrate its fully digital Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records System (FIRST).
FIRST is the only system in the U.S. government that allows users to submit and track FOIA requests and receive documents digitally. This process will save time, improve efficiency, and reduce potential errors that can occur with manually handling paper.
FOIA requestors with a USCIS online account may submit requests online for their own records. Soon, USCIS online account holders can make online requests on behalf of another person. Later this year, they can make online requests for non-A-File material (policies, communications, etc.) as well as third-party requests for information about another person.
During the engagement, USCIS provided a demonstration of FIRST and answered questions from members of the public.