Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA Contact Information for EOIR

FOIA Public Liaison: Crystal Souza
Email: (Inquiries Only)
Telephone: 703-605-1297

How to Submit a Freedom of Information or Privacy Act Request

FOIA requests may be submitted through the Public Access Link.

Alternately, FOIA requests may be mailed to:
Office of the General Counsel Attn: FOIA Service Center
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2150
Falls Church, VA 22041

Request a Record of Proceeding Directly from the Immigration Court or BIA

To facilitate access to court records, EOIR provides service--outside of the FOIA process--for respondents and their representatives of record to request a copy of their official record of proceeding (ROP). Requests for a copy of an ROP may be made to the immigration courts or the BIA in person, by mail, or by email. Please visit the ROP request information page for additional instructions.

Impact of COVID-19 on FOIA Processing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EOIR has adjusted its normal operations to balance the needs of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request. We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail. You may reach out to our FOIA Offices and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

EOIR Library

EOIR maintains a conventional library at the following address:

U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Law Library and Immigration Research Center
5107 Leesburg Pike, 18th Floor
Falls Church, VA 22041

Contact: Law Library Administrator, 703-605-1103

EOIR also maintains electronic libraries, including those listed below:

Updated December 1, 2022

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