NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NA FORM 13170 (05-14)
NARA Federal Records Centers
Archives and Records Centers Information System (ARCIS)
New User Application
This form is available online at www.archives.gov/frc/arcis/about.html
Step 1: ARCIS user information
Please provide information about the person applying for access to ARCIS.
Office telephone ext.
Charge code(s) (stratified customers only):
Stratified invoicing refers to billing that is broken out by different functions and/or geographical locations within
the same agency. If you do not know whether your agency participates in stratified invoicing, please contact your
agency representative designated to authorize new ARCIS users.
Step 2: Submission of application to agency official
Applicant should forward this form electronically to the agency representative designated to
authorize new ARCIS users. If you do not know who this person is at your agency, please
contact the ARCIS help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-801-9300.
Step 3: Agency authorization
Please provide information about the agency representative designated to authorize new
Step 4: Submission of application to NARA
The agency representative designated to authorize new ARCIS users should email this
completed application from their agency email account to email@example.com. Please do not
Step 5: Receipt of login information and verification and approval of application
Within four working days, Federal Records Center staff will verify the information in the
application, notify the agency representative designated to authorize new ARCIS users that the
new user has been added, and email the user ID and password to the new user. Users should
be able to log in to ARCIS immediately.