Certain third parties may request Numident records without an individual’s consent.
The Office of Privacy and Disclosure and regional offices (RO) may disclose Numident
records without consent to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services, as discussed in GN 03313.095A.1. In urgent and sensitive situations only, ROs may authorize a field office to release
a full Numident record to a third party without consent, if the request complies with
disclosure policies in GN 03300.000.
Central Office (CO) processes routine requests for Numident records, including requests
that pertain to deceased individuals. Send the request together with the fee, if applicable,
SSA, OEIO FOIA Workgroup
6100 Wabash Avenue
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, MD 21290-3022
1. First party requests for Numident records
First party requesters for Numident records must meet the access requirements in
GN 03340.015B.2 Access Requirements
2. Third party requests for Numident records
Third party requesters must submit a valid consent document with Numident record requests
in accordance with the consent and query procedures in
We provide information about who may consent in GN 03305.005. If the consent document does not meet our requirements, return it to the requester
with a written explanation of why we cannot honor the request. We can accept a new
consent document from the same requester once the consent document satisfies all of
our requirements. Once it does, send the request, together with the fee, to the address
listed in this section.
3. Fees for processing requests for Numident records
All requesters must pay the fees we charge for processing requests for Numident records.
This includes both first and third party requesters. Do not send a request for Numident
records to CO without the correct fee amount. If a request does not include the fee
or the fee amount is incorrect, return the request to the requester with a written
explanation of why we cannot process it. Once we receive the correct fee amount and
the request meets all other requirements, we can process the request. More information
about the fees we charge is on our website at www.ssa.gov/foia/request.html.