The American Federal Bureau of Investigation has a number of bureaucratic forms that must be filled out in the commission of any activities by its agents. These are typically mandatory, and are often presented at legal hearings as evidence of context.

FD-209[edit | edit source]

An FD-209 form is used by FBI agents to record their contacts with unofficial criminal informants.[1]

FD-292[edit | edit source]

An FD-292 form is used by FBI agents to notify the agency that they are getting married or divorced.[2]

FD-302[edit | edit source]

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An FD-302 from the Warren Commission.

An FD-302 form is used by FBI agents to "report or summarize the interviews that they conduct" [3][4] and contains information from the notes taken during the interview by the non-primary agent.

It consists of information taken from the subject, rather than details about the subject themselves.

A forms list from an internal FBI Website lists the FD-302 as Form for Reporting Information That May Become Testimony.

FD-395[edit | edit source]

Standard "Advice of Rights" and waiver form.

FD-472[edit | edit source]

An FD-472 form is used by FBI agents to acquire consent to place a wiretap as part of an investigation.[2]

FD-473[edit | edit source]

An FD-473 form is used by FBI agents to acquire consent for a co-operative subject to wear a covert listening device.[2]

FD-772[edit | edit source]

An FD-772 form is used by FBI agents to account for the purposes and events of any trips they have taken outside the country, whether business or pleasure.[2]

FD-888[edit | edit source]

An FD-888 form is used by FBI agents to prepare for a Federal arrest.[2]

FD-920[edit | edit source]

An FD-920 form is used by FBI agents to initiate an investigation of suspected drug crimes.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Swearingen, M. Wesley. "FBI Secrets: An Agents Exposé", 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Goldstein, Harry. "Who Killed the Virtual Case File?, 2006
  3. United States Department of Justice, Report on Ruby Ridge
  4. Marquise, Richard. "Scotbom: Intelligence and the Lockerbie Investigation", 2006
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