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Form I-131 - Application for Travel Document


Form I-131 Summary
Purpose This form is used to apply for a Travel Document, reentry permit, refugee travel document or advance parole.
Size 5 Pages + Instructions
Edition Date 03/22/13. No previous editions accepted.
Where to File 
If you are filing under/at Mail Form I-131 to
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals RecipientsUSCIS Chicago LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS)deliveries:
USCIS
P.O. Box 5757
Chicago, IL 60680-5757 
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals
131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL  60603-5517
HRIFA:
  • You are an applicant covered under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA): If you are either the dependent spouse or child of a HRIFA principal or a HRIFA principal who has Form I-485 pending, or
  • You are a dependent spouse or dependent child of a principal HRIFA applicant and are seeking advance parole to enter the United States to file for adjustment of status as a permanent resident
USCIS Dallas LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS)deliveries:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660866
Dallas, TX 75266
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: HRIFA
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
Battered Spouse/Children or T/U non-immigrant visa status holders:
  • If you are filing as a battered or abused spouse or child and you are filing Form I-131 together with Form I-485, or
  • If you are requesting advance parole, based on a pending Form I-485, or
  • You are a T or U non-immigrant visa status holder, and you are filing your Form I-131 together with Form I-485, or
  • You are a T or U non-immigrant visa status holder and you are filing your Form I-131 based on a pending Form I-485
USCIS Vermont Service Center
ATTN: CRU
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
Temporary Protected Status:
If you are filing for advance parole and are filing Form I-131 together with Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status

If you are filing Form I-131 by itself, based on a pending or approved Form I-821
NOTE: You must include a copy of the I-797C showing that your I-821 application was accepted or approved.
Follow the filing instructions on the I-821.

USCIS Dallas LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660167
Dallas, TX 75266

Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: I-131 TPS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
Advance Parole Based on a pending Form I-485:
You may submit Form I-131 alone or together with Form I-485.
If you are filing together with Form I-485If your Form I-485 is pending, and you are now filing Form I-131, review the I-797C Notice of Action you received in the mail for your I-485.  NOTE: Include a copy of the I-797C Notice of Action showing that your Form I-485 was accepted, with your applicationIf the receipt number on the I-797C begins with MSC or does not have 3-letters at the beginning of the receipt number.
File according to the instructions on Form I-485. USCIS Chicago LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express Mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: FBAS
131 S. Dearborn,-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
If your I-797C Receipt number begins with EAC or SRC USCIS Dallas LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS)
USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
If your I-797C Receipt number begins with LIN or WAC USCIS Phoenix LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USCIS)
USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Humanitarian Advance Parole:
You are a beneficiary outside of the United States making the request on humanitarian grounds
USCIS Dallas Lockbox FacilityUSCIS
P.O. Box 660865
Dallas, TX 75266

Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
You are seeking to file a Form I-131 at an overseas Embassy or Consulate You must appear in person at the overseas Embassy or Consulate to request pre-authorization
You are currently in removal proceedings, or have been previously removed from the United States, submit your request to 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
Correcting a USCIS error on your travel documents Call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
All other Form I-131 Filings, including Re-entry Permits
If you are filing Form I-131 based on a category not previously mentioned NOTE: If you have already filed Form I-485, include a copy of the I-797C Notice of Action, which shows your Form I-485 was accepted.
USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live.  See chart below.
If you live in File your application at the
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,  Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands USCIS Phoenix LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN:  AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S 
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia USCIS Dallas LockboxU.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
ATTN: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
Filing Fee $360
 
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