|How to Submit a FOIA Request|
There are no special forms required to submit a request, however, the Department of Veterans Affairs requires that your FOIA request:
Requests by E-Mail
If you want records which are maintained outside of the VA Central Office (VACO), visit the following site and find the office that maintains the records you want: http://www.foia.va.gov/FOIA_Contacts.asp
If you don't know where the records are located, or if the office that maintains the records does not have an electronic mailbox, submit your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Note: If you (or your authorized representative) are requesting copies of VA records pertaining to yourself (i.e., VA claims records, medical records, etc.), your request is a Privacy Act request. In accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy, all Privacy Act requests must be signed by the requester before we can process the request.
If you are sending a Privacy Act request via email, please scan a copy of your signed request, attach it to your email, and send it to the appropriate electronic mailbox.
Protect your Personal Information. Please DO NOT send personally identifiable information such as social security numbers or claims numbers via unprotected email as it puts your information at risk.