Can I travel with I-131 approval notice?

Can I travel with I-131 approval notice?

Individuals may travel on the approved advanced parole document, provided the document is valid for the entire duration of the time abroad. The pending Form I-131 will not be considered abandoned in this situation.

Where do I send my refugee travel document application?

USCIS P.O. Box 660167 Dallas, TX 75266 For U.S. Postal Service: If you are filing Form I-131 by itself, based on a pending or approved Form I-821, file your Form I-131 with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.

What is Form I-131 application?

Certain individuals may use Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to apply for a Reentry Permit, Refugee Travel Document or Advance Parole. Basically, the travel document helps protect the individual’s ability to reenter the United States.

How much is the I-131 fee?

Don’t forget to sign your form.

I am applying for a re-entry permit (Application Type A) and I am: Filing Fee Total
13 or younger $575 $575
14 to 79 $575 $660
80 or older $575 $575

Can I submit I-131 online?

You may submit Form I-131 by mail or online to USCIS. You can find direct filing addresses on the USCIS website. For online applications, information about where to send your supporting documentation is provided when you submit your application electronically.

How long does it take to get biometrics after filing I-131?

On average, you will get your biometrics appointment notice within 1 month of filing your Form I-131. The biometrics appointment will be scheduled for roughly 2 weeks after you receive your appointment notice. There are options to speed up the reentry permit processing time.

How long does a travel document take?

The travel document usually arrives within 150 days (sometimes longer) after submitting your application. You can’t leave the country until you have your approved travel document in hand, so you should expect to spend the 3–5 months after submitting your green card application in the United States.

How long does it take to get a refugee travel document?

To apply for a Refugee Travel Document, file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. You should file a Form I-131 before you leave the United States and expect processing times of approximately three months. However, it may take longer. Expedited processing may be available for your situation.

Who needs to file I-131?

Most aliens (non-U.S. citizens) must file Form I-131 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to obtain a proper travel document before traveling abroad. Doing so helps protect their ability to return.

What supporting documents do I need for i-131?

A copy of your filled out Form I-131. Identity documentation: a copy of an official document which shows your photo, name, and date of birth. For example, a current Employment Authorization Document, a valid driver’s license, the passport identity page, Form I-551, or a Permanent Resident Card.

Can I file I-131 myself?

If you have already filed Form I-485 and it’s still pending with USCIS, you may file Form I-131 without a fee. But it will require some special handling. We recommend that you include a cover letter so that there’s no confusion over the missing filing fee.