AUTHORIZATION FOR THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION UNDER THE PRIVACY ACT
In accordance with the Privacy Act (PL 93-579) passed by Congress in 1974, a U.S. Consular Office cannot
release any information regarding you to anyone without your written consent except as set forth in the Act. Please
complete the authorization below, specifying whom a U.S. Consular Office may contact and to whom to release
information with regard to your case. Please return the completed authorization to a U.S. Consular Office. Local
language translations are acceptable to facilitate completion of the form in English.
U.S. Department of State
Place of Birth
I hereby authorize the U.S. Consular Office of the United States of America and the U.S. Department of State
to release information regarding me to the following individuals :
SECTION A
The U.S. Government, by providing the Authorization for the Release of Information Under the Privacy Act
Form, cannot under any circumstances compel an individual to complete and submit the form. PLEASE
CAREFULLY CONSIDER TO WHOM, AND WHAT INFORMATION IS BEING DISCLOSED.
IMPORTANT: You are not obliged to grant anyone access to information regarding you but failure to
provide the information requested on this form may make it more difficult, or impossible, for the
Department of State or the U.S. Consular Office to assist you.
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Born At:
On:
Date of Birth
CONSULAR OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
Telephone
Number
Telephone
Number
Telephone
Number
Telephone
Number
Telephone
Number
Address
Address
Address
Address
Address
Relationship
Relationship
Relationship
Relationship
Relationship
Your Full Name (Last, First, MI)
(City, State/Province, Country)
(mm-dd-yyyy)
(Last, First)
(Last, First)
(Last, First)
(Last, First)
(Last, First)
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IN THE EVENT OTHER PERSONS REQUEST INFORMATION REGARDING MY CASE, INFORMATION
CAN BE RELEASED TO THE FOLLOWING:
Family (Other than Those Listed Under Section A)
Friends (Other than Those Listed Under Section A)
Individual Members of Congress and Staff
Members of the Media
The General Public
Please review the form before signing. Information will only be released under Section A if requested and
if we have your signed authorization.
Employer
YES NO
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This information is needed to assist you in your present need for consular services. The
primary purpose for soliciting this information is to establish your citizenship, identity, and
entitlement to welfare protection services offered by the U.S. Government.
The U.S. Department of State is committed to ensuring that any personal information
received is safeguarded against unauthorized disclosure. The data you provide is subject
to the provisions of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). This means that the U.S. Department of
State will not disclose the information you provide unless you have given us written
authorization to do so, or unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted under the provisions
of the Act or in accordance with our routine uses published in Title 22 of the Code of
Federal Regulations. The information solicited on this form may be made available as a
routine use to other government agencies for law enforcement and administrative
purposes.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
Signature of the Applicant
City, Country
Print Your Name Date
(mm-dd-yyyy)
(Please Sign In Black or Blue Ink)
click to sign
signature
click to edit
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