FOIA/PA Sample Cover Letter to USCIS

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Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) and Privacy Act (“PA”)

Sample FOIA/PA Request Cover Letterto USCIS

[Date]

National Records Center
FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lees Summit, MO 64064-8010

Re: FOIA/PA Request [Name of person for whom request is being made, A #]

Dear Sir/Madam:

This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.A. 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C.A. 552a, for all nonexempt information on behalf of [Name of Individual]. In support of this request, please find enclosed Form G-639, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request.

[Subject Individual] was born in [country] on [date of birth]. [S/he] has used no other names in the past.

I request Track 2 processing and ask that the documents be disclosed as soon as possible.

Specifically, I am requesting any and all documents, forms, or other written, photographic, electronic, computer generated, or recorded materials relating to client in possession of the Department of Homeland Security.

I am prepared to pay up to $25.00 for processing fees. If our request does not provide you with adequate information in order to locate and disclose the requested information, we request a meeting in order to cure any defects in the request, pursuant to 6 C.F.R. 5.3(b).

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

Sincerely,

[Person making the FOIA/PA request]

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