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What Records Can CBP Provide Under FOIA?

Some records may not be available through the CBP FOIA Office. The table below lists common FOIA requests and the agency/program office that can respond to these requests.

Record/Request Type Where to Submit FOIA Request

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs:

  • Note: If you are seeking information on a trusted traveler application denial, contact the relevant enrollment center.
Enrollment Centers:
FAST Canada
FAST Mexico
Global Entry

Apprehension by Border Patrol between Official Ports of Entry

  • Note: CBP does not have complete records of apprehensions by Border Patrol made before 2000. Records of apprehensions by Border Patrol made before 2000 may be available in the A-File maintained by USCIS.


CBP Background Investigation CBP
CBP Contracts CBP
Detention by Border Patrol or at Port of Entry CBP
Expedited Removal by Border Patrol or at Port of Entry CBP
CBP Human Resources CBP
Import Trade Activity (ITRAC) Requests CBP ITRAC Requests
I-94 Records

CBP I-94 website

Passenger Name Record (PNR) (Travel Industry Reservation Data) CBP
Records Regarding My Inspection or Examination upon My Arrival at a U.S. Port of Entry CBP

Information Regarding Entry and Exit

  • Note: CBP does not have records on the entry and exit of persons arriving or departing the U.S. before 1982.
Voluntary Return CBP
A-File U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
I-130 Records USCIS
Petition Status USCIS
Deportation Records; Detention and Removal Records USCIS
Medical Records (While in Detention) Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Inquiries or Resolution Regarding Difficulties Experienced During Travel Department of Homeland Security (DHS TRIP)
Visa/Passport Department of State