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Covid Notice

Notice to FOIA Requesters
Date: April 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Information Programs and Services has implemented maximum telework flexibilities to protect its employees and their communities.

During this time, personnel will not have access to mail and facsimile and there will be a delay in responses to such correspondence as well as the processing of requests and appeals. We encourage you to file your new requests or appeals using our electronic submission form at https://foia.state.gov/Request/Submit.aspx or by email to FOIARequest@state.gov.

To confirm receipt of a previously filed request, appeal, or for status inquiries, please contact us via telephone at (202) 261-8484 or by email at FOIAStatus@state.gov.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience. Read more on how the U.S. Department of State is addressing COVID-19 at https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/.