APPLICATION FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FORM I-131

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I-131 FORM

This is an official United States Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) form that lawful permanent residents of the United States, conditional Green Card holders and some immigrants who need to leave the United States temporarily must use to request certain travel documents. This form is used to apply for a Travel Document, reentry permitrefugee travel document or advance parole.

WHO MAY FILE FORM I-131?

Qualified applicants should use this form to request the following types of travel documents:

The USCIS requirements you must meet in order to use this form depend on the type of travel document you need. In general, you must have a Green Card, a conditional Green Card, a pending application for either adjustment of status or Temporary Protected Status, Temporary Protected Status, valid asylee or refugee status, or certain non-immigrant status. 

HOW TO FILL THE FORM I-131?

You can fill out the form on a computer, typewriter or by hand. If you are filing it out by hand, you must write neatly in black ink. It is very important answer all of the questions. If a question does not apply, type or write “NA” in the appropriate space. Attach separate pieces of paper to the form if you need more room to answer any questions. Include your name and Alien Registration Number (if applicable) at the top of each one, and specify which question you are answering by including the number before the answer. Be sure to sign the form in the space provided. USCIS automatically rejects any forms that are incomplete and/or unsigned. You must submit the required fees and all supporting documents to USCIS along with the application. Read more

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

No matter which travel document you need, you must send a copy of an official Photo ID, issued by a government agency, with Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. To be accepted, it must include your picture, your name and date of birth. In most cases, additional supporting documents are required.

Evidence. You must submit all required initial evidence along with all the supporting documentation with your application at the time of filing.

  1. Initial Evidence
  2. Photographs
  3. Biometrics Services Requirement
  4. Invalidation of Travel Document

Copies. Unless specifically required that an original document be filed with an application, a legible photocopy may be submitted. Original documents submitted when not required may remain a part of the record, and will not be automatically returned to you.

Translations. Any document containing foreign language submitted to USCIS must be accompanied by a full English language translation which the translator has certified as complete and accurate, and by the translator’s certification that he or she is competent to translate from the foreign language into English.

However, the type of documents you must provide depends on which type of travel document you need.

FORM I-131 FILING INSTRUCTIONS

Because Form I-131 is used to request different types of travel documents, there is more than one place to send a completed application. Please check the Filing Addresses for Form I-131 for information on where to mail your application. The filing fees also vary according to which type of travel document you need. You can find out more about the fees required for your application form below.

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  • If filing for a Reentry Permit for an applicant who is: 14 years of age and older but under 80 years of age;
$575 $85 $660
  • If filing for a Reentry Permit for an applicant who is: Under 14 years of age or 80 years of age or older;
$575 N/A $575
  • If filing for a Refugee Travel Document for an applicant who is: Under 14 years of age;
$105 N/A $105
  • If filing for a Refugee Travel Document for an applicant who is: 14 years of age or older, but under 16 years of age;
$105 $85 $190
  • If filing for a Refugee Travel Document for an applicant who is: 16 years of age or older, but under 80 years of age;
$135 $85 $220
  • If filing for a Reentry Permit for an applicant who is: 80 years of age or older;
$135 N/A $135
  • If filing for an Advance Parole Document. Type E and F (Humanitarian parole)
$575 N/A $575
  • If filing for an Advance Parole Document for Dependent Spouse/ Unmarried Minor Children of an Individual Seeking or in the United States Based on Entrepreneur Parole. *A biometric services fee is required for applicants 14 through 79 years of age.
$575 $85* $660
  • If you filed Form I-485 on or after July 30, 2007, and you paid the required Form I-485 application fee
No Fee N/A $0

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