MAKE A FOIA REQUEST
Although there is no standard format or form to use when requesting
records from the U.S. Department of State, you may find the FOIA Request Letter Generator
below helpful in structuring your request.
Please Note: If you are making a
request for personal records regarding yourself, you must provide an original
signature. Accordingly, you will not be able to submit your
request via the FOIA Request Letter Generator.
Please go to "Department of State Information Access Guide/Manual" in the FOIA Reference Guide for information on submitting a request for personal records. If you are making a request for a copy of a contract, please provide the contract number.
The FOIA Request Letter Generator is designed to aid you in formulating a letter to request Department of State records under the FOIA. Please go to the FOIA Reference Guide for detailed information on filing a request.
Date range of request:
Description of request :
Please provide the subject, any individuals involved, and reasons why the Department is believed to have records on the subject.
How to Contact You: This website does
not automatically collect your e-mail address. In order for us to
respond or contact you, you must include either your e-mail address
or a mailing address.
Your E-mail Address
State or Country
Zip or Postal Code
Please note: If your request seeks personal
information about a living person, your request must be:
mailed in (and cannot be faxed
or submitted online)
accompanied either by an original, notarized signature, or
an original signature with a "penalty of perjury statement"
if required, a Third Party Authorization