Guidance on USCIS FOIA request?

Asked 4 months ago - Austin, TX

I am trying to obtain some kind of documents showing that some i130 petitions for alien relative were accepted when filed in the early 90s. (Or any documents that could help for section 245i) I’ve been told that the best thing to look for is a receipt notice for those petitions. If I were to submit a FOIA request to obtain this type of documents what should I select? Complete alien file? Or should I enter a specific description? Also, should the request be done under the petitioner or the beneficiary?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Request the copy of the " entire file in USCIS' possession". Reason: "to obtain immigration benefits".

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  2. Wendy Rebecca Barlow

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . You should request a copy of the complete alien file. It is best to request both the petitioner's and beneficiary's alien file.

    The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed... more

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