In certain immigration cases, you may want to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of State (DOS), such as to try to find information about previous visa applications and passport records. This Practice Advisory will go over the DOS FOIA process in detail and provide practice tips for obtaining personal records from them, including best practices.

Go to this link to purchase our FOIA Requests and Other Background Checks: A Practical Guide to Filing Records Requests in Immigration Cases. This guide provides practitioners with a one-stop guide for information about why, when, where, and how to file background checks in immigration cases.