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FOIA Library

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires agencies to make various types of records available for public inspection in both paper and electronic form. These records are available through this page.

NOTICE: DHS strives to provide equal access to information and data to people with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Not all of the documents on this page are fully Section 508 compliant. Not all of the documents on this page are fully Section 508 compliant. If you have problems with any of the documents on this page and need assistance, please contact the FOIA Office at 202-343-1743.

For reports and publications relating to the Department’s mission and strategy, please visit About the Department of Homeland Security, which contains links to many of those documents.

For reports and publications released by Department of Homeland Security components please visit their FOIA pages.

Questions on how to submit a FOIA request? See How to Submit a FOIA Request to the Department of Homeland Security.

FOIA requests must be addressed to component(s) you believe hold the records sought. See Directing Requests to Proper Components.

Administration Staff Manuals and Instructions

Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public.

Final Opinions and Orders of Cases

Final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, as well as orders, made in the adjudication of cases.

Frequently Requested Records

Copies of all records, regardless of form or format, which have been released to any person under the FOIA and which, because of the nature of their subject matter, the Departmental Offices determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same records.

Statements of Policy and Interpretations

Those statements of policy and interpretations which have been adopted by the Departmental Offices and are not published in the Federal Register.


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