As the DHS Chief FOIA Officer, the DHS Privacy Officer oversees agency-wide FOIA management and operations, which are the largest in the Federal Government. You can find DHS FOIA regulations and other policies on our FOIA Policy & Compliance page and can learn more about our operations, including the number of requests received and processed and pages released, on our FOIA Reports page.
The DHS Privacy Office also centralizes processing on behalf of most headquarters’ offices and some Components. To submit requests to a component please consult the Component FOIA Contact Information.
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.