I-131, Application for Travel Document
Use this form to apply for a reentry permit, refugee travel document, TPS travel authorization document, advance parole document (including parole into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit), or advance permission to travel for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term residents.
If you file this form to request an advance parole document, and then you leave the United States without having an advance parole document that is valid for the entire time you are outside the United States, we will consider your Form I-131 abandoned.
If you file this form to request an advance permission to travel for CNMI long-term residents document, and you leave the CNMI without having an advance permission travel document, your status will automatically terminate.
06/06/23. E. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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|I am applying for a re-entry permit (Application Type A) and I am:||Filing Fee||Biometric Services||Total|
|13 or younger||$575||$0||$575|
|14 to 79||$575||$85||$660|
|80 or older||$575||$0||$575|
|I am applying for a refugee travel document (Application Types B and C) and I am:||Filing Fee||Biometric Services||Total|
|13 or younger||$105||$0||$105|
|14 or 15||$105||$85||$190|
|16 to 79||$135||$85||$220|
|80 or older||$135||$0||$135|
|I am applying for an advance parole document (Application Types D, E, and F):||Filing Fee||Biometric Services||Total|
Advance parole document - Type D (Noncitizens inside the United States)
Noncitizens filing under this category may include, but are not limited to, noncitizens seeking to be paroled into the United States after returning from temporary travel abroad who:
Advance parole document – Type E (humanitarian parole)
See the Re-Parole Process for Certain Afghans webpage for information on fee exemption.
|Advance parole document – Type F (humanitarian parole)||$575||$0||$575|
|I am applying for an advance parole document to request parole under the Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI) and I am:||Filing Fee||Biometrics Fee||Total|
A current or former U.S. military service member residing outside the United States and filing Form I-131 either as a standalone form or at the same time as Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
Write “IMMVI” at the top of Form I-131 and Form N-400 (if applicable) and submit documentation of current or former military service, such as your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty; NGB Form 22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service; or other official service or discharge document.
Any current legal guardian or surrogate of a current or former service member when the guardian or surrogate files Form I-131 to request parole concurrently with the service member’s Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
Write “IMMVI” at the top of both the service member’s and the legal guardian’s or surrogate’s forms (Form I-131 for the legal guardian or surrogate and Form I-131 and Form N-400 for the service member).
Submit documentation of legal guardianship or surrogacy and documentation of military service, such as DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty; NGB Form 22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service; or other official service or discharge document.
A current spouse, child, or unmarried son or daughter (and the unmarried son’s or daughter’s unmarried children who are under 21 years of age) of a current or former service member.
Write “IMMVI” at the top of the Form I-131.
Submit documentation of the qualifying familial relationship such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and divorce certificates as needed, and documentation of military service such as DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty; NGB Form 22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service; or other official service or discharge document.
You can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check, or pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric services fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
Payment if you file at a field office: You cannot pay fees with a money order or cashier’s check when filing at a field office. You can only pay with a personal check, debit card, credit card, or reloadable prepaid credit or debit card.
You do not need to pay an additional fee for Form I-131 if:
- You are filing Form I-131 Application Type B or D;
- You filed a Form I-485 with a fee on or after July 30, 2007; and
- Your Form I-485 is still pending.
For refugee travel document applications filed from outside of the United States, you must pay the applicable fee(s) to the cashier at the USCIS overseas office or U.S. embassy or consulate with jurisdiction over your location. Please see the website of the appropriate embassy or consulate to confirm acceptable forms of payment. Include the fee receipt from the U.S. embassy or consulate when you file your application package.
Please do not mail cash, personal checks or traveler’s checks. If you do not include a fee receipt with your filing, we will reject your application.
Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-131. The checklist is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.
If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.
|If you are applying for:||Then you must submit:|
|A refugee travel document|
|A reentry permit|
|An advance parole document if you are currently in the United States|
|An advance parole document for someone outside the United States (for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit)|
Read more information about the types of evidence that may be relevant to specific parole requests on our Humanitarian Parole page.
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 1 – Information About You
- Family Name
- Physical Address
- Date of Birth
- Part 2 – Application Type
- 1.a. – 1.f.
- Family Name (If 1.f. selected)
- Physical Address (If 1.f. selected)
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Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail or text message that we have accepted your form at a USCIS lockbox, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your form.