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FOIA Sample Letter


FOIA Requester Service Center [or FOIA Officer] Name
DoD Component Name
City, State, Zip Code

Dear :

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552).

I request that a copy of the following document(s) be provided to me: [identify the documents as specifically as possible]

In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that I am [insert one of the descriptions below].

  • a representative of the news media affiliated with the _______ newspaper (magazine, television station, etc.), and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.

  • affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for a commercial use.affiliated with a private business and am seeking information for use in the company’s business.

  • an individual seeking information for personal use and not for a commercial use

I am willing to pay the appropriate fees for this request up to a maximum of $___. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first

I also include a telephone number at which I can be contacted if necessary to discuss any aspect of my requ


                           City, State, Zip code
                           Telephone number

Contact Information

Regulatory Office
Building 230
Fort Shafter, HI  96858-5440
(808) 835-4303

Guam Field Office
Apra Harbor Naval Complex
PSC 455 Box 188
FPO, AP 96540-1088  Guam
(671) 339-2108