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DHS/USCIS/PIA-038 FOIA/PA Information Processing System (FIPS)


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), operates the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Information Processing System (FIPS) to process Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests from any person or entity requesting access to USCIS records. FIPS is being decommissioned and a new system is being designed and developed, named the FOIA Immigration Records System (FIRST), which will ultimately replace FIPS. USCIS is releasing a public-facing portal of FIRST for requesters who choose to receive records electronically, enabling the viewing and downloading of responsive FOIA/PA records. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update to analyze the privacy impacts associated with the public-facing portal of FIRST. May 2018

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/USCIS-001 DHS FOIA and Privacy Act Record System
  • DHS/ALL-037 E-Authentication Records System of Records  
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USCIS/PIA-038(b) FOIA/PA Information Processing System (FIPS) - May 2018 PDF 411.81 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-038(a) FOIA/PA Information Processing System (FIPS) - December 2012 PDF 174.51 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-038 FOIA/PA Information Processing System (FIPS) - June 2011 PDF 221.74 KB
Last Updated: 06/08/2022
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