Air Force Privacy Act

How to Make a Privacy Act Request

If you are seeking records on yourself, this is a Privacy Act request and you will need to provide proof of identity. At this time, all Privacy Act request must be submitted by mail directly to the appropriate Requester Service Center.

NOTE: Air Force-affiliated requesters, to include military and civilian employees, should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests. Requests should be made through personal e-mail or postal service.

In order to provide you with the requested information, the following identity verification data is needed (In addition you must use one of the perjury statements listed below)
1.  Person name and phone number 
2.  Address 
3.  Relationship 
4.  Who the request is regarding (name of individual, if not yourself, or investigation) 
5.  SSN ((provide the SSN of the individual to whom the request is pertaining to is voluntary). It will be used to facilitate the identification of records. Without the SSN, we may be unable to locate the records requested) 
6.  Statement: Under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy, I am requesting information regarding the above names individual or file. (If the information is in regards to a minor, are you're the legal guardian?) (Please provide additional information to support your request).

This statement is required if someone is asking for Privacy Act Information about themselves

Requester Name (printed) 

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct, and that I am the person named above (requester) and I understand that any falsification of this statement is punishable under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. section 1001 by a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or by imprisonment of not more than five years or both, and that requesting or obtaining any record(s) under false pretenses is punishable under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3) by a fine of not more than $5,000.00. 

Requester Signature and Date:
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This statement is required if someone is authorizing another person (Third Party) to receive Privacy Act Information about them: 

I Name (printed) authorize release of my information which is protected under the privacy act to: Name (printed)

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct, and that I am the person named above (requester) and I understand that any falsification of this statement is punishable under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. section 1001 by a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or by imprisonment of not more than five years or both, and that requesting or obtaining any record(s) under false pretenses is punishable under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3) by a fine of not more than $5,000.00.

Requester Signature and Date:

NOTE: For each of the statements above a signature is required (Do Not Print). mail the form. 
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Privacy Act Introduction

The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended at 5 U.S.C. 552a, protects records that are retrieved by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records if applicable.

The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without written individual consent unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. These records are held in Privacy Act systems of records. A notice of any such system is published on this Privacy System Notices page.

As with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act binds only Federal agencies, and covers only records in the possession and control of Federal agencies.

Who Can Submit

You must be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S. to make a request for Privacy Act records.

Air Force Records

The Air Force maintains Privacy Act systems of records on individuals who are or have been affiliated with the Air Force (i.e. military members, civilian and contractor employees, and dependents).

A system of records is any group of records from which we retrieve information by a person's name or another personal identifier, such as a social security number.

Therefore, if you have had no affiliation with the Air Force, we would not be maintaining any records on you.


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Point of Contacts

Air Force Privacy, Civil Liberties, Information Collection and AF Section 508 Compliance Office's
1800 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1800

Point of  Contact:

AF PrivacyCivil Liberties, and Information Collections Offices
Phone: (571) 256-2515 (DSN: 260)

Section 508 Compliance Offices
Phone:  (703) 697-4593 (DSN:  225)

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