I-131, Application for Travel Document

Purpose of Form

Use this form to apply for a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel document, to include parole into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons.

Number of Pages

Form 5; instructions 15.

Edition Date

12/23/16. No previous editions accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Please check the Filing Addresses for Form I-131 for information on where to mail your application.

Filing Tips for Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

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)

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also 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. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

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/after July 30, 2007; and
  • Your Form I-485 is still pending.

We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips.

I am applying for a re-entry permit (Application Type A) and I am:Form FeeBiometric ServicesTotal
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:Form FeeBiometric ServicesTotal
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):Form FeeBiometric ServicesTotal
Advance Parole - Type D (pending Form I-485; pending Form I-821)$575$0$575

Advance Parole – Type E (humanitarian parole)

$575

$0

$575

Advance Parole – Type F (humanitarian parole)

$575

$0

$575

Special Instructions

To receive an e-Notification when your Form I-131 has been accepted, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the front of your application.

Note:  The new form edition has 2D barcode technology to help us collect information quickly and accurately. As you complete the form electronically, the barcode stores your information.

Depending on which internet browser you use, the barcode may not be visible when you open the form. We will process all forms with or without a barcode at the bottom of the page.

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