Did you know? How to request a FBI FOIA case file for yourself

Most people don’t realize that they can, under a Freedom of Information Act request, receive a copy of their FBI case files. And it’s free! “For a typical requester there is no charge for the first two hours of search time or for the first 100 pages of duplication.”

A note of caution on delays - the delays can be lengthy.

Also, when you submit the request through the system, write down your FOIPA request number. It won’t be emailed to you and you will need it if you want to check the status of your request electronically in the future.

Check it out!