Contact the National Archives and Records Administration Check the Status of Research and Records Orders
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 email or call us:
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
To check the status of your military request: