This page will teach you how to submit a request for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records. DHS receives and responds to more FOIA requests each year than any other U.S. Federal Agency.
As the DHS Chief FOIA Officer, the Chief Privacy Officer oversees the FOIA program and reports on performance. Learn more about the law that gives the public access to DHS records on our Policy and Compliance page. Learn more about FOIA data on our Reports page.
Before submitting a request, search previously released records.
It is critical that all the required information be provided when submitting a FOIA request. Failure to do so will result in delay or rejection of requests.
Avoid delays by submitting your request to the DHS Privacy Office or a Component online.
Use your tracking number to track your request.
The DHS Privacy Office issues the Department's FOIA regulations and policies.
The DHS Privacy Office published the Annual FOIA Report and the Chief FOIA Officer Report.