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 (example: MSC1234567890); or
  • Does not have three letters at the beginning (example: 1234567890); and 
  • 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 (example: MSC1234567890); or
  • Does not have three letters at the beginning (example: 1234567890); and 
  • 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, 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
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, 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
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
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 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

  • 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 
 

 

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.

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
  • 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
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
  • 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
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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