U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced revised
filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing an Application for
Travel Document (Form
I-131). The change of filing location is part of
an overall effort to transition the intake of some USCIS forms from USCIS local
offices and Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities. By Centralizing
form and fee intake to a Lockbox environment, the agency can provide customers
with more efficient and effective initial processing of applications and fees.
The USCIS Service Centers will forward incorrectly filed Form I-131 applications
to the USCIS Lockbox facilities for 30 days, until Monday, April 19, 2010. After
April 19, 2010, incorrectly filed applications will be returned to the applicant,
with a note to send the application to the correct location.
If you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed
from the United States, submit your request to the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, Office of International Affairs, Attn: Section Chief,
Law Enforcement Parole Branch, 800 N. Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20536.
When filing Form I-131 at one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities, you may elect
to receive an email and/or text message notifying you that your application
has been accepted. You must complete an E-Notification of Application/Petition
Acceptance (Form G-1145), and attach it to the first page of your application.