G-639, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request
G-639 is a request to obtain access to U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services record. This access is allowed by FOIA at 5 U.S.C. 552 and the Privacy Act of 1974 (PA) at 5 U.S.C. 552a. The FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) authorize access to Federal agency record with certain exceptions.
This permission is provided by PA only for U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident to be able to access the information regarding themselves, get a copy partly or entirely of this information, change or recorrection such record and allow the individuals to make an inquiry involving the records that are maintained, collected or used. If you want to determine the status of your application or visa approval or to return the original documents, do not use this form.