Visa Records Contact Information

The following chart indicates the most likely location for information relating to visa matters. Please note: U.S. Embassies and Consulates do not accept FOIA or Privacy Act requests. All FOIA requests for Department of State visa records should be sent to the Office of Information Programs and Services.

Requested Information Contact
  • Inquiries into visa cases in progress overseas
The U.S. Embassy or Consulate handling the case.
  • Visa denials
  • Non-immigration visa records
  • Immigrant visa inquiries
  • Correspondence to and from an overseas post
Office of Information Programs and Services
2201 C Street N.W., Suite B266
Washington, D.C. 20520-0000
  • Correspondence to or from the National Visa Center
  • Civil documents presented by petitioner
National Visa Center
Attention: Written Correspondence
32 Rochester Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801-2909
  • Immigration records for permanent resident aliens
  • Alien Files
  • Copy of visa approval notice
  • Authorization of permission to work in the U.S.
  • Adjudication of:
    • immigrant visa petitions
    • naturalization petitions
    • asylum and refugee applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010
  • Visa records from 1910-1940
Archives II Reference Branch (RD-DC), Room 2400
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001