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Filing FOIA for my fiance - need help

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Hi,

 

I need to file a FOIA to CBP to get the deportation/border entry records for my fiance, who lives in Mexico (I am a US Citizen).  We are planning to marry next year and will pursue immigration.  He did cross into the US about 20 years ago and was turned around at the border twice (we think both times was voluntary return but aren't sure).  

I've been told I need to file this form but I don't know how to file it on his behalf.  I've been searching for a while but can't seem to find the answers.  Is there some sort of form he needs to sign to give me permission to access these records and file the FOIA?  I can send it to him in Mexico if needed.  The other option would be to file the entire request in his name and on his behalf but it would still seem I would need some sort of permission, he also doesn't live in the US.

 

Has anyone been through this before that can assist?

 

Thanks!
 

Barri

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1 hour ago, mexigrl said:

Hi,

 

I need to file a FOIA to CBP to get the deportation/border entry records for my fiance, who lives in Mexico (I am a US Citizen).  We are planning to marry next year and will pursue immigration.  He did cross into the US about 20 years ago and was turned around at the border twice (we think both times was voluntary return but aren't sure).  

I've been told I need to file this form but I don't know how to file it on his behalf.  I've been searching for a while but can't seem to find the answers.  Is there some sort of form he needs to sign to give me permission to access these records and file the FOIA?  I can send it to him in Mexico if needed.  The other option would be to file the entire request in his name and on his behalf but it would still seem I would need some sort of permission, he also doesn't live in the US.

 

Has anyone been through this before that can assist?

 

Thanks!
 

Barri

Hi,

I filed for FOIA to request certain information regarding my visa, entry/exit in/to the USA, etc. The whole process took 4 months. You can find all the information you need in this link: https://www.uscis.gov/g-639  Good luck! :) 

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What I'm trying to figure out is what I need from him, in Mexico, so that I can file it.  Does anyone know?  Online it looks like I can just file but when I look at the actual form (the one you print and mail instead of filing online) it shows he needs a notarized signature.  He lives in Mexico, there is no U.S. notary there.

 

Thanks

 

Laurianne

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Again, 9 locations/Consular services units in Mexico.  There is no reasonable expectations for these issues to be dealt with "easily".  You have your answer.  Do it, or do not.  Easy isn't one of the choices unless it happens to be a coincidence.  Same goes for inexpensive.  Expect difficult and costly at every turn.

 

A very expensive airfare or multiple days on a train are part of the immigrant process in a couple countries that come to mind.  Eventually, if you are successful, your then spouse will travel to Cuidad Juarez for a medical exam and interview.  Will that be easy or inexpensive?  Only you know the answer to that.

 

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