These records consist of individual Chinese immigration case files in the "CH" series, created by federal officials to screen prospective immigrants to which the Chinese Immigration Act (1885-1947) applied. Many files also contain documentation on immigration of relatives arriving after the repeal of the Act in 1947. The files tend to contain extremely detailed documentation not only on the individual in whose name was opened, but also on the person's relatives both immediate and distant. The records usually include various C.I. certificates, sponsorship application forms, and correspondence concerning employment and formely relationships both before and after 1947. Some contain extremely detailed genealogical reviews, family trees, interviews describing family life in the home villages in China, and formal documentation for immigration inquiries or Immigration Appeal Board cases. Arrival records for many of these individuals are found in the Registers of Chinese Immigration in RG 76 series VI.
This accession is continued in accessions 84-85/041 and 84-85/527.