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:
Where to submit a FOIA requestAddress:
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
For further information, visit Where to submit a FOIA request.
Other Request by E-Mail:
If you want records which are maintained outside of the VA Central Office (VACO), visit the FOIA Offices page and find the office that maintains the records you want.
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, and must include proof of identity such as a signed notarized statement or a declaration attesting to your identity before we can take appropriate action.
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.