U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) only has complete records of the entry and exit of persons arriving and departing by air or sea. If you are a legal permanent resident and crossed at a land border, it is unlikely that we would have a record of your travels. Also CBP's records only go back to 1982, even for air travel.
Information about someone's movements is protected by the Privacy Act and may only be released to the subject of the records or their designated representative.
Please print out the attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Form (USCIS Form G-639 -attached form is current), review the instructions, fill it out and send it to the following address. Do not use the address listed on the attached instruction sheet.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
799 9th Street NW, Mint Annex
Washington, DC 20229-1177
If you are a designated representative of the person whose records are being requested, please also submit a form G-28.
Be sure to include in your request the approximate time frame of your entry and exits, your full name and date of birth, passport number and alien number. You must sign the request for information in ink. Unsigned requests will be rejected.
The process for researching our records is time consuming and as a result, there may be a charge for this service. If there is a charge, we will notify you of the amount in advance.
It takes some time to process these requests and depending on the backlog it could take significantly longer. There is no way to expedite the request, in order to avoid additional delays, make sure that your original request has all the requested information.
NOTE: FOIA recently created the FOIA Electronic Reading Room for the public to access.
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