FOIA Records Request

What if you don’t remember what happened many years ago in your immigration history? What if you think a relative may have filed a petition for you when you were a child, but you’re not sure? Luckily the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows for people to request their own records from all the immigration agencies that may have touched their case. The agencies may include:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
U.S. Department of State (DOS)

Each agency has its own procedure for requesting records, and it can save you a huge headache to trust an experienced immigration attorney to navigate all the different agencies for you.

FOIA Records Request