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Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

Use the chart below to determine where you must file your Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. Applications that are not submitted to the appropriate direct filing address may experience processing delays.

Abused spouses, children, or parents

If you are… Send your form to…

Filing a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status as an abused spouse, child, or parent, AND you are:

  • Filing Form I-131 together with Form I-485, or
  • Filing Form I-131 based on a pending Form I-485

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

Applicants with a pending Form I-485

If you are… Send your form to the…

Filing your Form I-131 together with your Form I-485

Same address that you are filing your Form I-485. Go to our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status page for the current information on where to file both forms.

Filing your Form I-131 alone, and your Form I-485 receipt notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action):

  • Begins with MSC (example: MSC1234567890) or
  • Does not have three letters at the beginning (example: 1234567890)

USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Filing your Form I-131 alone, and your Form I-485 receipt notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) begins with:

  • EAC (example: EAC123054956)

or

  • SRC (v: SRC0595784321)

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Filing your Form I-131 alone, and your Form I-485 receipt notice (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) begins with:

  • LIN (example: LIN1230549568)

or

  • WAC (example: WAC0596784321)

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Haitian family members

If you are… Send your form to the…

The dependent spouse or child of:

  • Someone who received a Green Card under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA), or
  • Someone who is applying under HRIFA and has a pending Form I-485

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660866
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HRIFA
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

  • Filing under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program, and you need to file for all relatives associated with the Form I-130 at the same time so they can be processed together.

Note: If you were initially paroled into the U.S. through HFRP and are now filing for an advance parole travel document, file at the Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox as specified below.

  • Filing under the HFRP Program, and you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the United States

USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 8500
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HFRP
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Filing for an advance parole travel document, after being initially paroled into the U.S. through HFRP, and you live in….

  • 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
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Filing for an advance parole travel document, after being initially paroled into the U.S. through HFRP, and you live in….

  • 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
  • West Virginia

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Cuban family members

If you are… Send your form to the…
  • Filing under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program, and you need to file for all eligible relatives associated with the same underlying approved Form I-130 at the same time so that they can be processed together.
  • Filing under the CFRP Program, and you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the United States
  • You are only eligible to apply if you have received an invitation to do so.

USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 8500
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: CFRP
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd. Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

If you are… Send your form to…

A DACA recipient requesting advance parole based on your grant of DACA*

*Please note that in compliance with an order of a United States District Court, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court's December 4, 2020 order. DHS will comply with the order while it remains in effect, but DHS may seek relief from that order.

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 20700
Phoenix, AZ 85036-0700

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: DACA
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Relatives of a Filipino war veteran

If you are… Send your form to…
  • Filing under the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (FWVP), and you need to file for all eligible relatives associated with the same underlying approved Form I-130 at the same time so that they can be processed together
  • Filing under the FWVP Program, and you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the United States
USCIS Chicago Lockbox
 
For U.S. Postal Service:
 
USCIS
P.O. Box 8500
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
 
For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
 
USCIS
ATTN: FWVP
131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Humanitarian parole applicants

If you are… Send your form to…
  • Outside the United States and requesting humanitarian advance parole, or
  • Inside the United States with parole authorized from outside of the United States previously by USCIS and requesting re-parole, or
  • Filing for humanitarian parole and you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed or deported from the United States

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660865
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

International Entrepreneur applicants

If you are... Send your form to...

Applying for an Advance Parole Document for
Dependent Spouse/Child of an Entrepreneur
Parolee or Applicant for Entrepreneur

See International Entrepreneur Parole page

T or U visa holders

If you have a… Send your form to…

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

T or U nonimmigrant visa and you are filing Form I-131:

OR

  • Based on a pending Form I-485.

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

Refugee travel document applicants

If you live in… Send your form to…
  • 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
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Ste. 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
  • West Virginia

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

You should apply for a refugee travel document and appear for any required biometrics service appointment BEFORE you leave the United States. If you are currently outside the United States, you may file a Form I-131 and apply for a refugee travel document if you have been outside the United States for less than 1 year at the time of filing. Send your form and all supporting documentation to:

For USPS or express service deliveries by FedEx and UPS only:

USCIS Refugee & International Operations
Attention: RTD
999 North Capitol St. NE
Mail Stop 2295
Washington, DC 20529-2295

Although USCIS has discretion to accept your Form I-131 if you file it after you have left the United States, we will not automatically accept or approve your application.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants

If you are… Send your form to…
Filing Form I-131 together with a Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status The address listed for on the TPS page for your country

Filing Form I-131 based on a pending or approved Form I-821

Note: You must include a copy of the receipt notice (Form I-797C) showing that USCIS accepted or approved your Form I-821.

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660167
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-131 TPS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

U.S. military family members

If you are… Send your form to…

Applying for parole in place as a family member of a U.S. military service member or veteran

The USCIS field office that has jurisdiction over where you live. If you are currently on assignment away from your permanent residence, you may file your Form I-131 at either the office with jurisdiction over where you currently live or over your permanent residence.

You may also submit your application in person at your local USCIS field office. You can make an appointment online.

Filing at a field office: As of Feb. 25, you will no longer be able to pay fees with a money order or cashier’s check when filing at a field office. You can still pay with a personal check, debit card, credit card, or a reloadable prepaid credit/debit card.

Correcting a USCIS error on travel documents

Call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 for assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833.

All other applicants (including re-entry permit applicants )

All Applicants
If you live in… Send your form to…
  • 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
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Ste. 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
  • West Virginia

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Ste. 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

E-Notification: If you want to receive an email or a text message that a USCIS Lockbox facility has accepted your Form I-131, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and attach it to the first page of your application. 

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