USCIS Genealogy Program
Web Request Page
Here you can choose your type of request, provide information about
yourself and about your ancestor, pay the applicable fees and upload supporting
About the Fees
there are no refunds for a search request where no records are located,
or when the file located falls under the purview of the USCIS Freedom of
Information/Privacy Act program and/or the National Archives.
Be advised, there are also no refunds for a Records request where the file number provided
Requests will only be processed after full payment is received.
All fees are payable using a credit card online.
By Mail: All fees are payable by cashier's check or money order (no
personal checks will be accepted). Mail payment and proof of death (if
applicable) to the following address:
If the immigrant's date of birth is
less than 100 years prior to the date of this request, you must provide
documentary evidence showing the immigrant is deceased. An example of
acceptable documentary proof of death includes: death certificates (uncertified
copy), printed obituaries, funeral programs or photographs of gravestones,
Bible records, Social Security Death Index (individual records only, not
lists), or records relating to payment of death benefits.
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This computer system and data therein are property of the U.S. Government and provided
for official U.S. Government information and use. There is no expectation of privacy
when you use this computer system. The use of a password or any other security measure
does not establish an expectation of privacy. By using this system, you consent
to the terms set forth in this notice. You may not process classified national security
information on this computer system. Access to this system is restricted to authorized
users only. Unauthorized access, use, or modification of this system or of data
contained herein, or in transit to/from this system, may constitute a violation
of section 1030 of title 18 of the U.S. Code and other criminal laws. Anyone who
accesses a Federal computer system without authorization or exceeds access authority,
or obtains, alters, damages, destroys, or discloses information, or prevents authorized
use of information on the computer system, may be subject to penalties, fines or
imprisonment. This computer system and any related equipment is subject to monitoring
for administrative oversight, law enforcement, criminal investigative purposes,
inquiries into alleged wrongdoing or misuse, and to ensure proper performance of
applicable security features and procedures. DHS may conduct monitoring activities
without further notice.