• May 30, 2018

USCIS launches online immigration records request system

USCIS launches online immigration records request system

USCIS launches online immigration records request system 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its FOIA Immigration Records SysTem (FIRST), which will in time allow users to submit, manage, and receive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests entirely online.

USCIS is creating FIRST’s digital delivery of services in phases. Currently, requesters who have an immigration court date pending and file a request for documents can create an account within myUSCIS to receive documents digitally, eliminating the time and expense associated with receiving requests by mail. Through their account, requesters can track the status of their FOIA cases and will receive email notification when USCIS has uploaded their records. In the coming months, this digital delivery option will be expanded to all FOIA and Privacy Act (PA) requesters. When FIRST is fully operational, requesters will be able to use a completely digital FOIA/PA system, from submitting requests online to retrieving and downloading responsive documents. USCIS will notify the public as additional services become available.

For more information, read the full news story on the USCIS website.

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