Contact the National Archives and Records Administration

Check the Status of Research and Records Orders

  Check the status of your reproduction order (placed online):       

Time Expected Receive a Response or Order
3 to 4 weeks Response to your order for publications*
8 to 9 weeks Receive orders placed on NATF Forms 81, 82, 83, 84, or 86
12 to 16 weeks

Receive orders placed on NATF Form 85 

(full pension files are large so take the longest)

Please note that the National Archives continues to work through a substantial backlog which may lead to significant delays in receiving reproduction orders. 

*If you have not received a response to your order within 3 to 4 weeks, please send an email to with the following information:

  • your name and postal mailing address
  • order number (preprinted on the NATF Forms 81 through 86), if applicable
  • daytime phone number, if you wish to be called