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You Will Need
- Paper and pen
- A notary public
Make contact. The FBI website provides form letters which you can download and complete, or you can write your own letter.
State your rights
If you are writing your own letter, begin by stating your right to the file via the Freedom of Information and Privacy acts.
Provide personal information
Next, include the following personal information: full name, aliases, current address, previous addresses, date of birth, place of birth, contact phone numbers, and social security number.
Get it notarized
Sign the letter and have your signature notarized—this is very important!
Mail the letter to: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Record Information/Dissemination Section, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Be patient! It takes several weeks for your letter to go through security checks and be passed along to the FBI.