What if the subject of my FOIA request is a child?

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If a parent is filing Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA) Request, on behalf of a minor child, then he or she must submit proof of parentage for the verification of identity section. Proof of parentage can be in the form of one of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Adoption decree
  • Similar document naming the requester as the legal parent

If a guardian is filing on behalf of his or her ward, he or she must submit proof of guardianship. The signature of the parent/guardian must be notarized or signed under penalty of perjury (6 C.F.R. § 5.21(e)).

 

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