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National Records Center

The NRC is the keystone to USCIS’ recordkeeping re-engineering effort. Millions of paper records have been centralized into a single, state-of-the-art facility, dramatically improving the integrity of USCIS' recordkeeping and cutting the time spent on file retrieval—a vital component of application processing—from weeks and even months to only a few days.

The NRC helps enhance data integrity by ensuring that source records match electronic data files. The NRC began operations in November 1999 to provide records management and information retrieval services, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) processing, and immigrant status verification services to benefit-granting agencies and employers.

The NRC is not open to the public and serves an internal receord-keeping role for USCIS as well as the role of the main office for the processing of FOIA requests.

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