Prepare Your Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, Online
Our easy to understand, step-by-step system will allow you to complete your Form I-131 online and on your own. Upon completion you will be able to submit your supporting documents and US Citizenship and Immigration Service form.
The purpose of USCIS Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is to apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the following travel documents:
- Reentry Permit A reentry permit allows a permanent resident or conditional permanent resident to enter the United States from travels abroad during the time for which the permit is valid (in other words, not expired) without the need to obtain a returning resident visa from a U.S. Embassy or consulate.
- Refugee Travel Document A refugee travel document is issued to a person classified as a refugee or asylee, or to a permanent resident who obtained his or her legal permanent residency status as a refugee or asylee in the United States. Persons who hold asylee or refugee status and are not permanent residents must have a refugee travel document to return to the United States after temporary travel abroad.
- Advance Parole Document An advance parole document is only issued for the purpose of authorizing the temporary parole of a person into the United States. Examples of foreign nationals that fall in this category:
- Foreign nationals that have a pending adjustment of status application, allowing them to be able to re-enter to the U.S. after traveling abroad for business or personal reasons
- Foreign nationals who have obtained benefits under the Family Unity Program, allowing them to be able to re-enter to the U.S. after traveling abroad
- Foreign nationals who have applied for Asylum status, allowing them to be able to re-enter to the U.S. after traveling abroad
- Foreign nationals with Temporary Protected Status, allowing them to be able to re-enter to the U.S. after traveling abroad
NOTE: An advance parole document is not to be used as a replacement of any required passport. And in addition, advance parole cannot be used to circumvent the normal process of obtaining a visa nor is it a way to bypass delays in a visa issuance.