For help with getting started with immigration research, please see:
Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Arrival Records): http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/index.html
and Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Arrival Records and Land Border Entries):
VIEWING THESE RECORDS
Where can I find Immigration Records?
The fastest, most efficient way to order copies of these records is through online Request and Order Reproductions. We encourage everyone to order these records online.
Request and Order Reproductions: https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/
The site requires that you register as a user and that you pay with a credit card.
If you need to use the paper forms, please request them online through the Contact Us link on our website:
We can only send two (2) of any one type of paper form per request. If you need more than two forms, please wait about a week before making another request. Please do not send email asking for more than two forms. Forms are usually mailed the next business day.
Microfilm may be purchased for $125 per roll ($135 for foreign orders). For information on how to purchase microfilm, see http://www.archives.gov/research/order/microfilm-pubs.html
You will need to know the publication number (M or T number) and the roll number. If you don't have those numbers, first try finding them in the Microfilm Locator or the printed catalog online.