I check on the status of my request?
You can check on the
status of a request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
calling the FOIA Service Center at (202) 898-7021 and following the
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
at (202) 898-7021 for additional information.
What are the FOIA
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.