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The National Archives welcomes your questions, comments, suggestions, compliments, and complaints as one critical way to continuously improve our services to you.
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Before you contact us, please see if your question is answered here:
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- Please do not use e-mail to send us sensitive information (such as your credit card or Social Security numbers).
- E-mail could be intercepted by a third party during transmission; we cannot guarantee its security while in transit.
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Send Us Mail
Please address your stamped envelope to:
The National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Please call us toll free at:
To access a Telecommunications Relay Service, Dial 711 (more information)
The fax number depends on what you're faxing:
General NARA fax: 301-837-0483
- Non-emergency - DD214, military history, SF-180: 314-801-9195
- Burials or medical emergencies only: 314-801-0764
- For Homeless Veterans only: 314-801-9201
- Military Signature pages only: 314-801-9049
For all other NARA-related inquires, please fax your request to: 301-837-0483
Status of Research and Records Orders
To check the status of your military request:
- Call: 1-314-801-0800 or 1-866-272-6272, option #2 from the main menu only
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check the status of your reproduction order that was placed online by entering your order number online.
- Orders placed on NATF Forms 81 through 86 are generally completed in approximately 8 weeks from the time we receive them.
- Orders placed on NATF Form 85, for full pension files, generally take 12-16 weeks due to the large size of the files.
- You should receive a response to your order for publications within 3-4 weeks.
If you have not received a response to your order within the stated times, please send us an e-mail or call us:
- Customer Service Center Telephone Number: 1-866-272-6272
Please provide the following information:
- your name and postal mailing address
- the order number (preprinted on the NATF Forms 81 through 86), if applicable
- a daytime phone number, if you wish to be called
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