How much is a Freedom of Information/Privacy (FOIA) Request?


In many cases there is no fee to file Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request. Here's how it works:

  1. Do not include any fee when you file Form G-639. You will be asked to consent to pay a maximum of $25; however, do not pay when filing.
  2. Except for commercial requesters, the first 100 pages of reproduction and the first two hours of search time will be provided without charge. Thereafter, for requests processed under the Privacy Act, there may be a fee of 10 cents per page for photocopy duplication. Other costs for searches and duplication will be charged at the actual direct cost.
  3. Fees will only be charged if the aggregate amount of fees for searches, copy, and/or review is more than $14. No fees are required until you are notified by USCIS during the processing of your request.


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