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Making a Request by Mail

ALERT: On Aug. 3, we announced a final rule (PDF), published in the Federal Register, that adjusts the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions.  The new fees will be effective Oct. 2, 2020. Applications and petitions postmarked on or after Oct. 2, 2020, must include the new fees or we will not accept them.

The Genealogy Request Forms 

You may submit Genealogy Requests; by mail using Forms G-1041 (Index Search) and G-1041A (Record Request). Mailing addresses are available in the form instructions (see below).

Response information

Please note that all Search Results and Records from the USCIS Genealogy Program will be sent through United States Postal Service. Records are not available in electronic formats.

Payment information

Please be sure to submit payment with your request form.Genealogy requests will not be processed until payment is received. Requests paid by mail may be in the form of cashier's check or money order only. Please do not send cash. More information about payment is available in the downloadable form instructions.

Do not mail requests to our Washington, DC address.

All forms and fees must be mailed to the P.O. Box address found on the instructions for both forms (below). Any forms and fees sent to Washington will be forwarded to Chicago for proper processing. Sending requests to Washington will only delay your case. Only correspondence and questions should be sent to the Genealogy Program in Washington.

Important:If the immigrant whom you are seeking information about was born less than 100 years prior to the date of your request, you must attach documentary proof of death to your request form. Do not send original records because they will not be returned to you. Information about acceptable forms of proof of death is availablein the form instructions below.

Forms and Instructions

Index Search

Record Request

*Please read all the instructions before submitting your request.

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