I-131 Form (310423)

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CitizenPath is a private company. We are not a part of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or any other government agency. Your access to and use of this site is subject to additional Terms of Use.

CitizenPath’s self-directed immigration software helps you correctly navigate the immigration process. The service makes the process easy and helps you identify potential problems before you pay. Our Travel Document Package costs $87 and includes:

  • Access to Attorney-Reviewed Software – designed to make the process easy and identify problems
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document – official USCIS form will be prepared and ready to sign
  • Form G-1145 – official USCIS form will be prepared (no signature)
  • Filing Instructions – detailed instructions customized to your answers in the application to include:
    • Specific directions on supporting documents that must be submitted with the application
    • Recommendation for organizing your application package
    • Mailing address for your application
  • Access to customer support
  • Access to support articles, sample cover letters and affidavits
  • Money-back guarantee your application will be approved
Upon completion, you have responsibilities:
  • You must mail your signed form directly to USCIS and
  • You must pay any USCIS fees related to this form.
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First, let’s get some information to determine your eligibility to file Form I-131.


In some cases Form I-131 may be filed outside the United States. However, CitizenPath can only support applicants who file while in the U.S.
  • Granting a travel document for individuals outside the United States is an unusual measure. CitizenPath does not support this type of application and recommends that you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.

These are similar terms to describe various deportation processes.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

Exclusion, deportation, removal, and rescission proceedings are similar terms to describe immigration proceedings.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.

Certain misdemeanors or felony arrests can affect the success of your application. Even if you have been arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence) or minor crime, you should truthfully answer this question.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.

Select the type of travel document for which you will apply.  Explain more >>



Departing the U.S. after an unlawful presence could complicate your situation.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.

Form I-821 is used for Temporary Protected Status. Do not confuse this with DACA (Form I-821D).
  • Although it may be possible to request Advance Parole with a pending TPS application, CitizenPath does not currently support this type of application. We recommend that you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.

Indicate the type of permanent resident you are. Explain more >>


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You are not eligible to apply for a Refugee Travel Document, but you may be eligible for a Reentry Permit.

Select "Yes" only if you have already been granted permanent residence.  Explain more >>


If you initially had refugee or asylee status and now have permanent residence status, select "Yes." If you have never had refugee or asylee status, select "No."

Permanent residents who derived status after being a refugee or asylee may have a choice.  Explain more >>


Answer "Yes" only if you have filed or will be filing an application to adjust status to a permanent resident.


Departing the U.S. after an unlawful presence could complicate your situation.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.


Form I-821 is used for Temporary Protected Status. Do not confuse this with DACA (Form I-821D).

Form I-821 is used for Temporary Protected Status. Do not confuse this with DACA (Form I-821D).
  • Although it may be possible to request Advance Parole with a pending TPS application, CitizenPath does not currently support this type of application. We recommend that you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.

Family Unity beneficiaries may travel outside the U.S. temporarily for urgent humanitarian reasons or in furtherance of a significant public benefit, which may include a personal or family emergency or bona fide business reasons.
  • Although there are additional immigration statuses that may file Form I-131, CitizenPath does not support them at this time. We prefer that you work with an experienced immigration attorney.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to apply for an Advance Parole Document with Form I-131.
    Please click on "Next Page" below to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to apply for a Reentry Permit with Form I-131.
    Please click on "Next Page" below to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to apply for a Refugee Travel Document with Form I-131.
    Please click on "Next Page" below to continue your application.
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Now, let’s get some information about your travel.

Previous Travel Documents
USCIS will not issue a new travel document to someone who already has a valid travel document, unless the document has been returned to USCIS or has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

If the travel document is no longer in your possession and you do not know the issue date, you may check "I don't know the date" above.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

If the travel document is still valid, select "No." If the travel document is no longer in your possession and you do not know the expiration date, "unknown" is an acceptable answer.

USCIS will not issue a new travel document to someone who already has a valid travel document, unless the document has been returned to USCIS or has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
Trip Information
As an Adjustment of Status Applicant, you may request a multi-use (more than one trip) advance parole document. Indicate the first date you anticipate leaving. It's generally recommended that trips be less than 90 days in length.
Enter the date you expect to depart for your trip abroad. Provide a reasonable date based on normal processing times. If this will be an urgent request, you may select "I will travel upon approval" above.
  • You entered a date in the past. Please enter the future date you want to travel.

Enter the expected length of your trip (in number of days). If uncertain, estimate the days to be the best of your ability.
Proposed Travel
Based on your application type, you are not required to respond the following two questions. We make them available for those that prefer to answer.

Provide a short description of the purpose for your trip.  Explain more >>

Type the name of each country you plan to visit.
Reentry Permit Questions

Significant time outside the United States can affect the term of validity on a new reentry permit.  Explain more >>

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
Refugee Travel Document
  • Warning to asylees and refugees: Your asylum or refugee status may be terminated if you return to the country of claimed persecution. Consult with an immigration attorney before requesting a travel document for travel to your country of nationality or, if stateless, country of last habitual residence. Explain more >>

Select your country of birth from the list. If your country isn't listed, then choose "Other" at the bottom of your list and type your country below.

  • There are significant risks associated with travel to your country of claimed persecution. You may lose your status in the United States. CitizenPath cannot help you with this application, and we recommend that you work with an experienced immigration attorney.
Since you were accorded refugee/asylum status, have you ever:

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
Since you were accorded refugee/asylum status, have you, by any legal procedure or voluntary act:

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
Advance Parole Question

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Nice job! You’re more than half way there.

Now we need to get some information about the applicant.
Applicant's Full Name
Provide your current legal name. Spell out middle names completely. If you do not have a middle name, you may leave this field empty.
 
U.S. Mailing Address
You may list a valid residence, APO, C/O, or commercial address. This may be a Post Office address (P.O. Box) if that is how you receive your mail. If your mail will be sent to someone other than yourself, please include an “In Care of Name” as a part of your mailing address. If your mailing address is a U.S. territory and it contains an urbanization name, list the urbanization name in the "In Care of Name" box.
 
Other Information
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Select the country where you were born. If you cannot find your country, select "Other."
Select the name of the country where you are currently a citizen or national. If you are stateless, select the name of the country where you were last a citizen or national. If you are a citizen or national of more than one country, select the name of the foreign country that issued your last passport.
A-
Also known as an "A-Number," your Alien Registration Number is an 8- or 9-digit number that can be found on your Permanent Resident Card or Employment Authorization Card.
Enter only a valid number issued by the Social Security Administration. If you were not issued a valid Social Security Number, do not enter one.
Applicant Contact Information
This contact information is so that USCIS can reach you. Your mobile phone number and/or email address will be used so that CitizenPath can create a complimentary Form G-1145 for you. By submitting G-1145 with Form I-131, USCIS will text and/or email when they have accepted the application for processing.
 
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You've reached the last page!

Let's get some final details.
I-485 Receipt Notice
To help you determine the correct address to mail your application, you'll need to review your I-485 receipt notice (Form I-797C Notice of Action).  Explain more >>

Urgent Requests for a Travel Document
USCIS will grant urgent travel authorization in some cases. By answering yes, CitizenPath will provide you with additional instructions for requesting expedited service. This is not a guarantee that USCIS will grant your request.

USCIS will grant urgent travel authorization in some cases. By answering yes, CitizenPath will provide you with additional instructions for requesting expedited service.
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