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Getting Immigration Records Through A Freedom Of Information Act Request

Produced by Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
Created November 2009

How do I find out what information the government has about me?

You can file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get a copy of information Immigration has about you. It takes a long time, so send a letter as soon as possible requesting information Immigration has in your “A” file – the file with your “A” number. For copies of applications you filed with Immigration in the past, write: USCIS, National Record Center (FOIA/PA Office), P.O. Box 648010, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064- 80 10, and include a copy of your Notice to Appear. If you were ever arrested by the Border Patrol, ask for records from: USCIS, National Record Center (FOIA/PA Office), P.O. Box 648010, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-5570. (This is the same address but with a different zip code). To find information about you at the Immigration Court, write: USDOJ/Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of General Counsel-FOIA, Service Center-FOIA Request, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041.

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Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

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Before you talk to USCIS always speak with an Immigration Specialist.

 

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