Below is a sample FOIA request. Use it to tailor a request to meet your needs.

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Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
2530 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-3940

[Optional] FAX: 703-428-0818

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552). I request that a copy of the following document(s) be provided to me: [identify the documents as specifically as possible]. To determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that I am [insert one of the descriptions below].

A representative of the news media affiliated with (newspaper, magazine, television station, etc.), and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.

Affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for a commercial use.

Affiliated with a private business and am seeking information for use in the company's business.

An individual seeking information for personal use and not for a commercial use.

I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $___. Please inform me before processing this request if you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit.

[Optional] I request a waiver of fees for this request because disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of SIGIR and is not primarily in my commercial interest. [Include details about how the requested information will be disseminated by you to the general public.]

[Optional] I am including a telephone number and e-mail address at which I can be contacted if necessary to discuss any aspect of my request.

City, State, Zip Code
Telephone number [optional]
E-mail [optional]

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