A permanent resident with a lost, stolen, or destroyed green card or reentry permit while outside the United States, may need to file Form I-131A to obtain travel authorization (travel document).
Before you fill out Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), make sure you're eligible to file. Using CitizenPath's attorney-reviewed software can help you prepare Form I-131A quickly and accurately.
The fee for Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), is $575. There is no biometric services fee. Check USCIS for the most current fees or use CitizenPath to get step-by-step filing instructions.
In most cases, you won't have to file Form I-131A if you have an expired green outside the United States. Most US-bound carriers will honor an expired green card. However, there are exceptions.
USCIS has a processing goal of two weeks for Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document. In certain situations, you may be able to expedite it.
Also known as an A-Number, your Alien Registration Number is an 8 or 9 digit number that can be found on a variety of documents from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the former INS.