Update to Form G-639, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request; New Edition Dated 06/20/19.

Use Form G-639 to request access to information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (FOIA/PA).

Number of Pages

Form 5; instructions 7.

Edition Date

06/20/19. Starting 09/03/19, we will only accept the 06/20/19 edition. Until then, you can use the 04/17/17 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

NEW ONLINE SERVICE: You can now request some USCIS records online. To request your own immigration record,  as well as agency policies, data, and communications, submit your FOIA request online at first.uscis.gov.

To request an immigration record on behalf of someone else, you must use one of the mail, fax, or e-mail request options listed below. You can also use Form G-639, but it is not required.

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

Fax: 816-350-5785
[email protected]

Don’t forget to sign your form! Your signature must be notarized or submitted under penalty of perjury. For more information Form G-639 Instructions (PDF, 241 KB).

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

If you would like to get a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record, please mail your request to:

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

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