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Welcome to the U.S. Department of State Freedom of Information Act Public Access Portal.

This portal allows members of the public to access previously requested records, submit a FOIA request, and check the status of their outstanding request(s).

View Frequently Requested Records

Many Department records are already publicly available.  Before submitting a FOIA request, you should browse our Virtual Reading Room and search the Department website

To Submit a FOIA Request Online

Register to create an online profile or Sign In to your existing profile where you can submit a request online, view summary of all previous requests, download responsive records, and receive/send messages to the FOIA Office.

To Check Request Status

To check the status of a request that you previously submitted click here.  You can also login to your profile to view additional request details.

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