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U.S. Department of State: Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act

Checklist for Requests for Personal Information

In order to process a request for personal information, the Department of State requires the following:
  • Full name (and any aliases) of the individual(s) who is/are the subject of the request
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (city and state/country)
  • An adequate description of the records you are seeking
  • Timeframe
  • Origin of the records
  • Citizenship Status
  • Notarized signature or Under Penalty of Perjury Statement *

    If you wish to authorize another individual to access your records, please see the helpful information sheet on Third Party Authorization.
  • Third Party Authorization (if applicable) **

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