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

Checklist for Requests for Personal Information (Immigrant Visas)

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 (for both the petitioner and beneficiary/ies)
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Date of birth (for both the petitioner and beneficiary/ies) †
  • Place of birth (city and state/country) (for both the petitioner and beneficiary/ies) †
  • An adequate description of the records you are seeking
  • Timeframe
  • Origin of the records
  • Notarized signature or Under Penalty of Perjury Statement * †
  • Receipt number or case number for I-130 immigrant visa petitions †

    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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