Customs and Border Protection
CBP participates in FOIAOnline. Follow the instruction on that page or via snail mail per the instructions below.
To file an FOIA request with U.S. Customs and Border Protection you must provide your name, phone number, email address and enough information pertaining to the nature of the request as possible. Then send the request to:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection FOIA Division 799 9th Street NW, Mint Annex Washington, DC 20229-1177
Background InvestigationsTo obtain a copy of your background investigation conducted by OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division, please mail your request to:
Your request must include your hand written signature and all of the following information:
Social Security Number
Date of birth
Place of birth
Current home address (a Post Office Box is not acceptable; the records are sent by certified mail and require your signature).
Alternatively, you may FAX your hand signed request to telephone number 724-794-4590.
Personnel Records for Current Federal EmployeesThe Official Personnel Folders (OPF), including SF 50's, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. The request for the records must be made directly to that agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office. The Department of Justice (DOJ) lists the current agency Freedom of Information/Privacy Contacts on the DOJ website.
Personnel Records for Former Federal EmployeesThe Official Personnel Folders (OPF), including SF 50's, for most former Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail your request to:
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 111 Winnebago Street (indicate Civilian or Military) St. Louis, MO 63118-4126
Alternatively, you may FAX your hand signed request to NPRC at telephone number 314-801-9269. More information is available on the NPRC website.
The Official Personnel Folders (OPF) for former Postal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail your request to:
U.S. Postal Service General Manager Headquarters Personnel Division 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20260-4261
Your request to either NPRC or the U.S. Postal Service must include your hand written signature and all of the following information:
Social Security Number
Date of birth
Name of last agency where employed
Approximate date when you left Federal service.
FOIA Sample Letter
Month Day, Year
John Q. Public
XXX Street address
City, State Zip
Office of Federal Investigation
Federal Investigation Processing Center
Boyers, Pennsylvania 16018
Dear Sir or Ma’am:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552 and the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), as amended.
I request that documents containing the following information be provided to me:
The completed report of investigation packet and any related documents, for my BI or SSBI initiated on or about DATE. My social security number is XXX-XX-XXXX.
According to the provisions of the act, you have twenty days to fulfill my request. If you find that any portion of this request is segregable, you must still forward me the remaining non-segregable information to the above address. If my request is denied, in whole or in part, I am prepared to file an administrative appeal. Please provide the address to which I would file such an appeal.
In order to help you determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am acting as an individual. This information is being requested on my own behalf for information gathering purposes and is not for commercial use.
Please notify me if you find that there will be any fees assessed for this request.
Ray Harris. All rights reserved. A Career with Borders, But No Boundaries!
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