The Department of Homeland Security is organized into a number of bureaus, divisions, and offices. These subdivisions of the Department are often referred to as ‘components’. Within the Department of Homeland Security, each component processes its own records. Therefore, your request will receive the quickest possible response if it is addressed directly to the component that you believe has the records you are seeking. In almost all cases, you should send your FOIA request to a component's central FOIA office.
Note: If you believe that the Department of Homeland Security does maintain the records you are seeking, but you are uncertain about which component has the records, you may send your request to: FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office Director, Disclosure & FOIA 245 murry Drive SW, Bldg 410 STOP-655 Washigton DC 20528-0655. Personnel in that division will then forward your request to the component of the Department of Homeland Security most likely to maintain the records you are seeking.