Please be advised that we are experiencing some necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. There may be some delay in the processing of your request, specifically for requests received by mail. Please know that we are working to avoid any major disruptions in the processing of electronic requests. However, there may be some delay in the processing of all requests we receive. You may reach out to our FOIA Requester Service Center and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
A FOIA request may be unnecessary. You may be able to access the information you require via the World Wide Web without making a FOIA request. Many documents are available through the Department of Justice website. In addition, frequently requested information is available electronically in the Civil Division's FOIA library.
If you have visited the FOIA library and were unable to find the information sought, you may need to make a FOIA request. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure the quickest possible response.
Electronic FOIA Request Form