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How can I check on the status of my request?
You can check on the status of a request via e-mail to efoia@fdic.gov, or by calling the FOIA Service Center at (202) 898-7021 and following the automated menu.

How long will it take to have my request fulfilled?
The FOIA allows agencies a period of 20 business days to process an initial request. This period may be extended under unusual circumstances by an additional 10 business days or more. Records may have to be retrieved from offices and divisions in Washington as well as other field sites. Some records may be in storage, and some requests may seek voluminous records. Because of these factors, it can be difficult to estimate a completion date for a request until the request has been logged into our system and a preliminary search has been conducted.

Will there be any costs? What are the fees?
Persons requesting records from the FDIC will be charged for the direct costs of search, review and duplication, unless such costs are less than $10.00. You may view the FDIC's fee schedule here or you may call the FDIC's FOIA Service Center at (202) 898-7021 for additional information.

What are the FOIA exemptions?
The FOIA permits agencies to protect certain types or categories of information from public disclosure. You can read a summary of each exemption and your rights to challenge the assertion of an exemption at Exemptions.

Last Updated 12/10/2014 efoia@fdic.gov