I am not sure whether FOIPA has any impact on the Namecheck clearance. But atleast it gives you a strong base to present your case to the Senators and the Congressman. Basically it is a certificate from the same department in FBI where we are trying to get the status of our Namecheck stating that our records are clear, so the Senators and Congressman will be convinced by that they are representing somebody who is really NOT bad. Anyway this is my opinion. It doesn't take much time or effor to get the FOIPA, so why not try it? thats my stand.
To get FOIPA write a letter to FBI, below is the format that I used,
Record/Information Dissemination Section
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20535
Sub: PRIVACY ACT REQUEST
Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. section 552 and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C.section 552a, please furnish me with copies of all records about me indexed to my name or my identifying information, maintained in the Central Records System (CRS).
To help identify information about me in your records systems and/or programs, I am providing the following identifying information:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Social Security Number:
Home Phone Number:
If you have any questions about handling this request, you may phone me at
Please respond to: NAME, ADDRESS.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746, I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct and that I am requesting release of my records to myself.
Executed on DATE.