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Freedom of Information Act


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will end participation in FOIAonline on September 30, 2022. Requesters can use the DHS Portal to send requests to CBP beginning October 12, 2022. In the interim, requests can be sent in the physical mail to: 90 K ST NE MS 1181, Washington DC 20229. We encourage you to wait if possible to submit your request through the DHS Portal. Any requests sent to CBP during the transition will need to be manually entered by staff after the transition is complete and will divert resources away from processing records.


Welcome to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) page.  FOIA is the law that gives any person access, with certain exemptions, to information about the functions, procedures, policies, decisions, and operations of federal agencies.

  • Last Modified: September 30, 2022