Because we value quality service, we want to improve efficiency and shorten the wait time for our Genealogy Program. This is why the program will transition from the agency’s Records Division in Washington, D.C. to the National Records Center (NRC) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri by Jan. 1, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will fees change?
No, fees will remain the same - $65 for each request or file type requested.
How will I submit my requests?
There will be no change to the current process. You can still submit requests online with a credit card or mail the required form (1041, Genealogy Index Search, or 1041A, Genealogy Record Request) with a check or money order payable to DHS.
How will the change affect my current, pending request?
There will be no change to your pending request. The NRC will have a separate queue for processing genealogy requests.
Will the toll-free number change?
As of Oct. 15, 2017, the Toll Free number has been disconnected. If you have questions, please direct them to the Genealogy mailbox Genealogy.USCIS@uscis.dhs.gov.
Will the email address for case status inquiries change?
Will there be any changes to the current Genealogy website?
About the Genealogy Program
The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program that provides researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.