In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is strongly recommended that all FOIA requests to CIGIE be submitted by email at  Please note that any requests sent to CIGIE through U.S. mail or facsimile will be subjected to significant processing delays.


FOIA appeals:

As part of the 2007 FOIA amendments, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. Using OGIS services does not affect your right to pursue litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974.

You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration {OGIS}
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: (202) 741-5770
Facsimile: (202) 741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448