Oftentimes green card holders and other immigrants need to travel outside of the United States. Some individuals can now file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, online. Individuals requesting parole based on urgent humanitarian reasons such as family reunification or significant public benefit may be eligible to file Form I-131 online. Eligible applicants must first create a USCIS online account.
Who Is Eligible To File Form I-131 Online?
It is important that ONLY eligible applicants file their I-131 online. According to the USCIS announcement,
“If you file Form I-131 online, but are not eligible to file online, we will deny your application and will not refund the fee you paid.”
If an immigrant leaves the U.S. without applying for Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, they may be denied entry back into the US. This is because they will not have the proper documentation to show that they are authorized to travel outside of the US and return.
Some of the consequences of leaving the US without a travel document are:
Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is a US immigration form that allows certain non-US citizens to apply for a travel document that will allow them to return to the United States after traveling abroad. The type of travel document that you can apply for depends on your immigration status and the purpose of your travel.
Here are the different types of travel documents that you can apply for with Form I-131:
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