|Submitted||Feb. 9, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I am interested in accessing the contents of my personal FBI file, should one exist.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request. If you are seeking records on yourself, you will be required to verify your identity. This verification is required in order to protect your privacy and to ensure that private information about you is not disclosed inappropriately to someone else. Whenever you request information about yourself you will be asked to provide either a notarized statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person who you say you are. You may fulfill this requirement by completing and signing the U. S. Department of Justice (Certification of Identity) FORM DOJ-361<https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/u-s-department-of-justice-form-361-certification-of-identity.pdf/view>. Alternatively, you may provide your full name, current address, and date and place of birth and either (1) have your signature on your request letter witnessed by a notary, or (2) include the following statement immediately above the signature on your request letter: "I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date]." If you request information about yourself and do not follow one of these procedures, your request cannot be processed.
The FORM DOJ-361<https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/u-s-department-of-justice-form-361-certification-of-identity.pdf/view> is also available at http://www.fbi.gov/foia. Please return the form or letter to one of the following: by mail: FBI, Attn: FOIPA Request, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843, by fax: (540) 868-4391<tel:%28540%29%20868-4391>/4997 or electronically: https://efoia.fbi.gov. You may submit an attachment listing additional information that may aid in locating responsive records. Please place your name and contact information on the attachment. Please also include a complete mailing address on all correspondence.
If you are requesting a copy or wish to challenge your Identity History Summary Check which is often referred to as a criminal arrest record aka (Rap Sheet) or a Criminal Background Check, please contact the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division<http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/criminal-history-summary-checks> (CJIS) at (304) 625-5590<tel:%28304%29%20625-5590>/2000, email: identity<mailto:Liaison@leo.gov>@ic.fbi.gov or write to:
FBI CJIS Division, - Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
PLEASE REPLY DIRECTLY TO FOIPAREQUESTS@IC.FBI.GOV
Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia
Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.
A no responsive documents response.