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
Attn: CRU
38 River Rd.
Essex Junction, 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 or IOE (example: MSC1234567890 or IOE1234567890); or
  • Does not have three letters at the beginning (example: 1234567890).

If you live in:

  • Alaska
  • ​​California
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: AOS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-8502

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: AOS (Box 805887)
131 S. Dearborn St., 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 MSC or IOE (example: MSC1234567890 or IOE1234567890); or
  • Does not have three letters at the beginning (example: 1234567890).

    If you live in:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Idaho
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Montana
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • Oklahoma
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Wyoming

    USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: AOS
    P.O. Box 20500
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-0500

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: AOS (Box 20500)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    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

    or

    • SRC (v: SRC0595784321)

    USCIS Dallas Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P. O. Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266-0867

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 660867)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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 (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 21281
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-1281

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 21281)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    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 (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: HRIFA
    P.O. Box 660866
    Dallas, TX 75266-0866

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: HRIFA (Box 660866)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    • Filing under the HFRP Program, and you are currently in removal proceedings or were previously removed from the United States; or
    • Filing an initial application under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program, and you need to file for all eligible relatives associated with the Form I-130 at the same time so they can be processed together.
      • For HFRP re-parole requests, refer to the “Humanitarian parole applicants” section. If you were authorized parole under the HFRP Program and you are now filing for an advance parole travel document to allow you to return to the United States after temporary foreign travel, file at the Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox as specified in the next row below.

    USCIS Chicago Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: HFRP
    P.O. Box 8500
    Chicago, IL 60680-8502

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: HFRP (Box 8500)
    131 S. Dearborn St., 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603-5517

    Filing for an advance parole travel document to allow you to return to the United States after temporary foreign travel, you were authorized parole under the HFRP Program.

    If you live in:

    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Dakota
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
    • Guam
    • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

    USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 21281
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-1281

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 21281)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    Filing for an advance parole travel document to allow you to return to the United States after temporary foreign travel, you were authorized parole under the HFRP Program.

    If you live in:

    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia

    USCIS Dallas Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266-0867

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 660867)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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; or
    • You are only eligible to apply if you have received an invitation to do so.

    USCIS Chicago Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: CFRP
    P.O. Box 8500
    Chicago, IL 60680-8502

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: CFRP (Box 8500)
    131 S. Dearborn St., 3rd. Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603-5517

    CNMI Long-Term Residents
    If you are… Send your form to the…

    A Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident seeking advance permission to travel

    USCIS Dallas Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: CNMI I-131
    PO Box 650455
    Dallas, TX 75265-0455

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: CNMI I-131 (Box 650455)
    2501 S. State Highway 121 Business Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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 (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: DACA
    P.O. Box 20700
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-0700

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: DACA (Box 20700)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    Relatives of a Filipino war veteran

    If you are… Send your form to…
    • Filing an initial application 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; or
    • Filing under the FWVP Program, and you are currently in removal proceedings or were previously removed from the United States

    For FWVP re-parole requests, refer to the “Humanitarian parole applicants” section.

    USCIS Chicago Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: FWVP
    P.O. Box 8500
    Chicago, IL 60680-8502

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    ATTN: FWVP (Box 8500)
    131 S. Dearborn St., 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;
    • 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 (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: HP
    P.O. Box 660865
    Dallas, TX 75266-0865

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: HP (Box 660865)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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
    38 River Road
    Essex Junction, VT 05479-0001

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

    USCIS
    Vermont Service Center
    38 River Road
    Essex Junction, 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
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Dakota
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
    • Guam
    • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

    USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 21281
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-1281

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 21281)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • 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
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266-0867

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 660867)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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 Form I-131 and apply for a refugee travel document if you have been outside the United States for less than one year at the time of filing. You may use the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, or UPS to send your form and all supporting documentation to:

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

    Although we have 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 to request an Advanced Parole Document, 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 to request an Advanced Parole Document, based on a pending or approved Form I-821

    • You must include a copy of the receipt notice (Form I-797C) showing we accepted or approved your Form I-821.

    USCIS Dallas Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: I-131 TPS
    P.O. Box 660167
    Dallas, TX 75266-0867

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

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

    Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) applicants
    If you are… Send your form to…
    • Filing Form I-131 with Form I-765 Eligibility Category (a)(11); or
    • Filing Form I-131 by itself

    USCIS Chicago Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS 
    Attn:  DED 
    P.O. Box 805283 
    Chicago, IL  60680-5283 

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS 
    Attn:  DED (Box 805283) 
    131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor 
    Chicago, IL  60603-5517 
     

     

    Parole in place (inside the U.S.) for military service members and their family

    If you are… Send your form to…

     

    Inside the United States and applying for parole in place and you are an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces, or a member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve

    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.

    Inside the United States and applying for parole in place as the spouse, widow(er), parent, son, or daughter, of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces, a member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, or an individual (whether still living or deceased) who previously served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and was not dishonorably discharged

    Note: In the case of a parent of a service member, the service member must support the parent’s request for parole in place

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

    You may also submit your application in person at your local USCIS field office.
    Advance Parole Document for current and former service members outside of the U.S.

    Note: USCIS generally sends parole requests filed by individuals currently in removal proceedings or previously removed from the United States to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for review.

    Current and Former Service Members

    If you are… Send your form to…

    Applying for an Advance Parole Document as a current or former U.S. military service member and are residing outside the United States, and you are filing your Form I-131 at the same time as a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. 

    Write "Military N-400" at the top of both Form N-400 and Form I-131

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: HP-N-400
    P.O. Box 660865
    Dallas, TX 75266-0865

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: HP-N-400 (Box 660865)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    Correcting a USCIS error on travel documents

    Call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY: 800-767-1833) for assistance.

    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
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • North Dakota
    • Pennsylvania
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • South Dakota
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
    • Guam
    • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

    USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 21281
    Phoenix, AZ 85036-1281

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 21281)
    1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
    Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850

    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • 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
    Attn: NFB
    P.O. Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266-0867

    For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: NFB (Box 660867)
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

    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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