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You can use this page to submit FOIA requests to most DHS FOIA Components.  Please submit all online requests through the Online Portal by registering to create an online profile or by signing in  to your existing profile.


The Online Portal allows requesters to submit FOIA requests, appeal requests, communicate with the agency on submitted requests and to download responses and records.


Requesters are not currently able to use this portal for FOIA requests and appeals directed to USCIS, Secret Service, CBP and FLETC.  Please see information below on how to submit FOIA requests and appeals to them.

Submit a request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by creating a FIRST account.
Submit a request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on FOIA Online.
Submit a request to United States Secret Service (USSS) by accessing their FOIA Website.  
Submit a request to Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) by accessing their FOIA Website.      


Privacy Act Statement

Authorities: 5 U.S.C. § 552, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, and 44 U.S.C. § 3101 authorize the collection of this information.

Purpose:  DHS will use this information to locate applicable records and to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552) and Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a).

Routine Uses:  This information may be used by and disclosed to DHS personnel, contractors, and/or other agents who need the information to assist in activities related to the processing of your Freedom of Information Act and/or Privacy Act request.  Additionally, DHS may use the information, as necessary and authorized by the routine uses published in the DHS/ALL-001 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Record System February 4, 2014, 79 FR 6609.

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide the information requested may delay or prevent DHS from processing your Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act Request.