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Photocopy Request (PREQ)

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ITYP Description | Proper Usage

Photocopy Request (PREQ) – A request for a photo/image of an item or a copy of a cash/return letter recap or detail listing.

If you require a PREQ, submit an adjustment request to the Federal Reserve.

NOTE: The PREQ adjustment service is intended to be used only for occasional, isolated cases. The Federal Reserve, in its discretion, may deny any request or group of requests for multiple PREQs.

Your Action

Submit an Electronic Case or Adjustment Request Form (PDF).

Information about Photocopy Request (PREQ) reporting time frames and actions.
Reporting Time Frame Federal Reserve Bank Action
Within one calendar year of the cash/return letter date. Same day acknowledgement - provided requirements are met.*
Request the offsetting institution to provide a photocopy directly to the requesting institution. Complete research within twenty business days.

Attachments not Required

Required Fields

Information about Photocopy Request (PREQ) reporting field names, forms and FedLine messages.
Field Name Paper Form FedLine CA1000 Message
Sender ABA (SNDR) Your institution's ABA #, name, street address, city, phone #, contact name and respondent’s ABA # (if applicable) Auto-fills with your 9-digit ABA #
Receiver ABA (RCVR) Receiving Federal Reserve Bank's name and/or ABA # Federal Reserve Bank ABA # from drop-down list
Case Investigation Type (ITYP) Photocopy Request (PREQ) PREQ
Message Type (MTYP) Open (OPEN) Auto-fills with OPEN
Case Amount (AMT) Amount of the item
Entry Type (ETYP) Information RFI
Sender Reference Number (SREF) Your institution's case # (max of 14 characters)
Contact Information Name (CNTC & TELE) Contact name, address and telephone number Contact name and telephone number
From Cash Letter ABA (FCL) & To Cash Letter ABA (TCL) You sent the cash/ return letter to the Federal Reserve
  • FCL - Your institution’s ABA #
  • TCL - Federal Reserve’s ABA #
The Federal Reserve sent the cash/return letter to your institution
  • FCL - Federal Reserve's ABA #
  • TCL - Your institution's ABA #
Product Type (PROD) The appropriate cash letter product code 3-character cash letter product code from the drop-down list
Cash Letter or Entry Date (CLED) Date of the cash/ return letter
Cash Letter Total (CLT) Cash/ return letter total in which the requested item is contained
Tape Total (TT) Tape/bundle total in which the requested item is contained
Sequence Number (SEQ) If you deposited the item with the Federal Reserve - your sequence #
If you received the item from the Federal Reserve - the Federal Reserve’s ISN#
Item Before Amount (IBEF) Dollar amount of the item listed on the cash/return letter detail listing before the requested item. If the requested item is the first item, then enter .00.
Item After Amount (IAFT) Dollar amount of the item listed on the cash/return letter detail listing after the requested item. If the requested item is the last item, then enter .00.

*Same Day Entry/Acknowledgement Requirements

All electronic adjustment requests received by 5:00 p.m. ET with complete information will receive same day entry/acknowledgement. Supporting documentation, commonly referred to as Documents to Follow (DTFs) must be received within five business days of receipt of the electronic request. If the DTF is required and not received within five business days, the request will be resolved back to the requester and any provisional entry will be reversed.

All paper adjustment requests received at the Check Adjustments Centralized Data Entry Site by 11:00 a.m. ET with complete information and documentation will receive same day entry/acknowledgement.

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Retired Investigation Types

The following investigation types are outdated and have minimal usage. These investigation types were eliminated on May 22, 2017.

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