Photocopy Request (PREQ)
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ITYP Description | Proper Usage
Photocopy Request (PREQ) – Used to request a photocopy of an item, a copy of a cash/return letter recap or a copy of a detail listing processed (sent or received) by the Federal Reserve Banks. PREQ is a request for information only.
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.
Submit an Electronic Case or Adjustment Request Form (PDF).
|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 20 business days.|
Attachments not Required
|Field Name||Paper Form||FedLine CA1000 Message|
|Sender ABA (SNDR) and Contact Information||Your institution's ABA number, Name, Street Address, City, State, Contact Telephone Number (TELE), Contact Name (CNTC) and Respondent's ABA number (if applicable)||Auto-fills with your institution's 9-digit ABA number. Contact Name (CNTC) and Contact Telephone Number (TELE).|
|Receiver ABA (RCVR)||Receiving Federal Reserve Bank's name and/or ABA number||Auto-fills with the Federal Reserve Bank’s ABA number 061000146|
|Case Investigation Type (ITYP)||Photocopy Request (PREQ)||Photocopy Request (PREQ)|
|Message Type (MTYP)||Open (OPEN)||Open (CA1000)|
|Case Amount (AMT)||Amount of the item||Amount of the item|
|Entry Type (ETYP)||Information (RFI)||Auto-fills with Request For Information|
|Sender Reference Number (SREF)||Your institution's case number (max of 14 characters)|
|From Cash Letter ABA (FCL) & To Cash Letter ABA (TCL)||You sent the cash/return letter to the Federal Reserve
|Product Type (PROD)||The appropriate cash letter product type||The appropriate cash letter product type 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 Bank - your institution's sequence number
If you received the item from the Federal Reserve Bank - the Federal Reserve Bank’s item sequence number (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 (attachments) must be provided at the same time the electronic adjustment message is submitted.
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.
Select an Error Type
- Disposition (DISP)
- Duplicate Entry (DUP)
- Encoding Error (ENC)
- Entry in Error (ERR)
- Entry in Error (ERR) Claim of Damage
- Information Request (INFO)
- Late Return Claim (LC)
- Late Return Disclaimer (LR)
- Listed Not Enclosed (LNE)
- Missing Cash/Return Letter (MCL)
- Non-Cash Item (NCH)
- Non-Receipt of Cash/Return Letter Credit (MCL)
- Not Our Item (NOI)
- Original or Sufficient Copy Request (OSCR)
- Paid Item (PAID)
- Photo in Lieu (PIL)
- Photocopy Request (PREQ)
- Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Item
- Source of Receipt (SOR)
- Unauthorized Electronically Created Item (UECI)
- Unauthorized Remotely Created Check (URCC)
- Warranty/Indemnity Claim (WIC) Check 21 or Electronically Created Item (ECI)
- Wrong Payee Credited (WPC)
Retired Investigation Types
The following investigation types (ITYPS) have been retired and are no longer in use as an ITYP. Refer to each ITYP for action steps should the need arise to report the error condition or service request.
Select an Error Type
- Advice Request (AREQ)
- Enclosed Not Listed (ENL)
- Expedited Recredit (EXRC)
- Extra Bundle (EBDL)
- Extra Cash Letter (ECL)
- Free Item (FREE)
- Listing Error (LST)
- Missing Bundle (MBDL)