USCIS Announces Online System to Check FOIA Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched an online FOIA Request Status Check service providing applicants a quick and secure way to check the status of requests they have made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 

Applicants can use the online service at the USCIS web site anytime by entering their assigned control number to receive an immediate response on the status of their FOIA request. The applicant will then receive either a ‘pending’ or ‘processed’ response. A ‘pending’ response indicates to the applicant the position of their request relative to all other requests in the same processing track. A ‘processed’ request indicates that the request was processed and the applicant will be provided that processing date. 

Applicants without Internet access can still obtain information on their FOIA requests by calling the USCIS FOIA Requester Service Center at (816) 350-5785 from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Central Time).