Contact CIA

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we cannot respond to all who write to us.


By web form*:
Use our e-mail form to submit questions and comments online.

By postal mail:
Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20505

By phone:
(703) 482-0623
Open during normal business hours.

By fax:
(571) 204-3800
(please include a phone number where we may call you)


Before contacting us:

  • Visit our full website at* to locate the information you seek. We do not routinely respond to questions for which answers are found within the official website.

  • Employment: We do not routinely answer questions about employment beyond the information on this website, and we do not routinely answer inquiries about the status of job applications.

    Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept resumes, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. When you return permanently to the U.S. (not on vacation or leave), please visit the CIA Careers page* and apply online for the position of interest.

  • Solicitations to transfer large sums of money to your bank account: If you receive a solicitation to transfer a large amount of money from an African nation to your bank account in exchange for a payment of millions of dollars, go to the U.S. Secret Service website for information about the Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud or "4-1-9" Fraud scheme.

  • If you have information which you believe might be of interest to the CIA in pursuit of the CIA's foreign intelligence mission, you may use our web form*. We will carefully protect all information you provide, including your identity. The CIA, as a foreign intelligence agency, does not engage in U.S. domestic law enforcement.

  • If you have information relating to Iraq which you believe might be of interest to the U.S. government, please contact us through the Iraqi Rewards Program*برنامج مكافآت العراق


*Link will take you to the full website.