This is the last in a four part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part highlights a different feature of the site.
FBI records can be requested through both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. to request a record you can submit your request a couple of different ways explained on the FBI website. Once You have made a request you may check on it through The Vault site.
Status information is updated weekly. You need your FOI/PA request number to use this feature.
There are some exemptions to the FOIA/PA which are explained on the site.
The Vault can be reached through the FBI website under the Services Tab.