Department of State Records

The Department of State maintains records dealing with:
  • Formulation and execution of U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Administration and operations of the Department of State and U.S. Missions abroad
  • Consular assistance given to U.S. Citizens abroad
  • In general, permanent records 25 years and older, pre-1925 passport and pre-1940 visa records are property of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • Current and former employees of the Department of State
  • Applications from U.S. Citizens for U.S. Passports
  • Visa requests from non-citizens to enter the U.S. You may wish to view the Visa Records Contact Information to determine where the visa records you are seeking are maintained