The electronic version of the Citizen Information Service (SIC) allows Brazilians to request information from the Federal Police online, using a Windows or macOS computer. With e-SIC (esic.cgu.gov.br), anyone can request detailed data about the services provided by the agency, which include passport issuance, arms control, migration control and chemical products control.
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The system is supported by the Law on Access to Information, which guarantees citizens the right of access to public information. The Federal Police and other bodies have an obligation to provide the data within 20 days, unless they are protected by law. Next, understand how the SIC works and learn how to make Federal Police information requests over the Internet.
e-SIC allows you to request information from the Federal Police directly on the Internet Photo: Reproduction / Federal Government
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The Citizen Information Service (SIC) was created to enable compliance with the Information Access Law (LAI). In force since 2012, LAI regulates citizens' right of access to public information. This means that anyone can request data from the three branches (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) of the municipal, state, district and federal governments. There is no need to explain the reasons for the request.
On the Internet, requests are made through the e-SIC (Electronic System of the Citizen Information Service). In addition to submitting the request, the online system allows you to monitor compliance with the response period, consult the responses received, file appeals and submit complaints, among other actions.
What information can be requested from the Federal Police?
It is possible to request information regarding the services provided by the Federal Police, which include passport issuance, arms control, migration control, chemical products control and payment of Union Collection Guides (GRU).
Federal Police website provides detailed information on the agency's activities Photo: Reproduction / Federal Police
Brazilians may also require detailed data on bids, contracts, contracts and price registration minutes signed by the Federal Police, as well as agency accountability reports. It is also possible to request information regarding transfers and transfers of financial resources made by the PF.
How to make a request for access to information on PF over the Internet?
Welcome screen to e-SIC Photo: Reproduo / e-SIC
To make a request for access to information, I need to access the e-SIC website (esic.cgu.gov.br) and create an account on the platform. Once the registration is complete, access the "Register order" area, available in the navigation panel and in the top menu of the system. Then fill in the form fields, starting with "recipient body". Select "Federal Police".
After indicating the recipient agency, choose how to receive a response to the request. There are three options: physical correspondence (with cost); search or consult in person (at the SIC counter); and the system. In the latter case, notices are sent by email.
In "Summary of Request", indicate the main topic addressed in the request. When writing the title, specify as much as possible what information you are asking for. For example, "number of firearms with active registration with the Federal Police". Once this is done, fill in the "Request Details" field, where you must provide as much details about the information you want to have access to. If necessary, it is possible to attach documents.
First steps in the Electronic System of the Citizen Information Service (e-SIC) Photo: Reproduction / e-SIC
Finally, inform if you want to preserve your identity by checking the box at the bottom of the page and click on "Next". The system will open another form to confirm your data. Update them, if necessary, and then click Finish. Once the order is registered, the e-SIC will provide a protocol number. Keep that number: it is the quickest way to follow up on the request. The response time is 20 days.
How to track an online request?
To track an order in the system, click on the "Consult order" button, available on the navigation panel and on the top menu of the system. At the end of the screen, a list with all requests already made will be displayed. If you do not find your request in the list, search for the protocol number or use any of the other filters in the system.
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