Immigration Blog

September 7, 2023

Request Your Immigration Records

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USCIS has made it easier and faster to request your own immigration records by creating a USCIS account.

What are the benefits of requesting my records?
Many individuals hope to be able to pursue an immigration process but are limited to what they remember or if they lost documentation provided by USCIS. It is possible that by submitting a records request, you are able to obtain all records that were presented to USCIS and or any documents that were sent to you.

What can be found in my request?

  • I-130 Records (Ex. Applications and Approval Notices)
  • Deportation Records; Deportation and Removal Records

What do I need to get started?
All you need to do is go to and create an account. After the account is set up, you will be prompted to a list of what applications you want to submit. After initiating the FOIA request, you begin to respond to the questions being asked. It is very important that all questions are answered as it will give you the most accurate response to your request. If anything is needed, USCIS will either have you submit the missing information or you will need to resubmit your request. If processed, you will be notified by email when your request is ready to be downloaded. If you prefer to make your request by mail, use Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information Attorney Diana Bailey of Portland and Fresno has over 23 years of immigration law experience. Please call our office for a free telephone consultation at 866-521-6422.