25 February 2002. See description of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Visa Waiver Program.

24 February 2002

See related request to the State Department, US Embassy, Paris, about its Tomlinson visa denial:


Tomlinson's timeline of continuing MI6 pressure on several nations to prevent him from travelling freely, as well as the agency's campaign of illegal harassment and economic injury:


Tomlinson's description in The Big Breach, Chapter 15, of treatment by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service at Kennedy Airport when denied entry to the US in 1998:

The INS officer indicated a plastic chair in the corner of a small interview room containing a desk and computer. "Right, Mr Tomlinson," he announced as he fired up the PC and took his seat. "We've got here a standard list of questions that we put to every alien who has been denied entrance to the USA. First, I expect you'll be wanting to know why you've been denied entry?"

"I already know," I replied. "The CIA told you not to let me in."

"How did you know that?" he asked, confirming my guess. He pushed over a directive from the State Department denying me entry at the request of a "friendly government."

Cryptome 251 West 89th Street New York NY 10024 212-873-8700

24 February 2002

By fax: (202) 261-8579

Margaret P. Grafeld
Director, Office of IRM Programs and Services, SA-2
5th Floor
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20522-6001

RE Freedom of Information Request

Dear Ms. Grafeld,

Under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act we request all information and records relating to the US visa application of Richard Tomlinson made at the US Embassy for France, Paris, in June 2001, and the application's processing, evaluation, and denial in February 2002, including information and records on State Department consultation with and participation by other US agencies and foreign governments.

We attach Mr. Tomlinson's waiver of privacy concerning this request.

Our intention is to publish this material on the website Cryptome.org. We shall be pleased to pay for costs associated with this request as provided by the FOIA.

Thank you very much.


John Young

Enc Tomlinson letter, 1 p.


Richard Tomlinson

[Address omitted here]

24 February 2002

Department of State
Margaret P. Grafeld
Director, Office of IRM Programs and Services, SA-2 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20522-6001
United States of America

Dear Ms Grafeld,


I hereby waive my right to privacy of any records and information requested by John Young, Cryptome, relating to my application for a US visa on June 17 2001 at the US Embassy, Paris and its processing, consultation, evaluation, recommendation and denial on February 4, 2002.

Yours sincerely,


Richard Tomlinson