Filing The Advance Parole - Travel Document

Application filing instructions

Mailing location of Form I131 and accompanying documents depends several factors:
  • Applicant covered under Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA):

    You are either dependent spouse or child of a HRIFA principal or a HRIFA principal who has Form I-485 pending, or

    You are a dependent spouse or a dependent child of a principal HRIFA applicant and are seeking advance parole to enter the U.S. to file for adjustment of status:

    In these cases, you file at USCIS Dallas Lockbox.
    • For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
      USCIS
      PO Box 660866
      Dallas, TX 75266

    • For Express mail and courier deliveries:

      USCIS
      Attn: HRIFA
      2501 S. State Hwy, 121, Business
      Suite 400
      Lewisville, TX 75067

  • For following categories:
    • Battered Spoused/Children:
      You are filing as a battered or abused spouse or child and you are filing Form I-131 concurrently with Form I-485, or, if you are requesting advance parole, based on a pending Form I-485.

    • T or U non-immigrant visa status holders:
      If you are a T or U non-immigrant visa status holder, and you are filing your Form I-131 concurrently with Form I-485, or you are filing your Form I-131 based on a pending Form I-485.

    USCIS Vermont Service Center
    ATTN: CRU
    75 Lower Welden Street
    St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

  • Advance Parole under Temporary Protected Status (TPS):

    If you are filing for advance parole, and are filing Form I-131, Application for Travel, together with Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, follow the filing instructions for Form I-821.

    If you are filing Form I-131 by itself, based on a pending or approved Form I-821, file your Form I-131 at Dallas Lockbox facility:

    For U.S. Postal Service:
    USCIS
    P.O. Box 660167
    Dallas, TX 75266

    For Express mail and courier service:
    USCIS
    Attn: I-131
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067

  • Advance Parole concurrently with I-485:

    File it according to the filing instructions on the Form I-485.

  • Advance Parole Based on Pending I-485 (other than T or U non-immigrant status person):

    If the I-797C "Notice of Action" receipt number for acceptance of the primary petition or application begins with:
    • MSC or does not have a 3-letter code at the beginning of the receipt number

      Then mail your application to:

      USCIS Chicago Lockbox

      For U.S. Postal Service:

      USCIS
      P.O. Box 805887
      Chicago, IL 60680-4120

      For Express mail and courier deliveries:

      USCIS
      Attn: FBAS
      131 S. Dearborn-3rd Floor
      Chicago, IL 60603-5517

    • EAC or SRC

      Then mail your application to:

      USCIS Dallas Lockbox

      For U.S. Postal Service:

      USCIS
      PO Box 660867
      Dallas, TX 75266


      For Express mail and courier deliveries:


      USCIS
      Attn: AOS
      2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
      Suite 400
      Lewisville, TX 75067

    • LIN or WAC

      Then mail your application to:

      USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

      For U.S. Postal Service:

      USCIS
      P.O. Box 21281
      Phoenix, AZ 85036


      For Express mail and courier deliveries:
      USCIS
      Attn: AOS
      1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S.
      Suite 100
      Phoenix, AZ 85034

  • Humanitarian Parole (HP):

    If you are a beneficiary outside the U.S. making the request on humanitarian grounds, of a Private Bill, or in removal proceedings, you should file the application at USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.

    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:

    USCIS
    PO Box 660865
    Dallas, TX 75266


    For Express mail and courier deliveries:

    USCIS
    Attn: HP
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067

  • Filing Overseas:

    If you are seeking to file a Form I-131 at an overseas Embassy or Consulate, you must appear in person at the Embassy or Consulate to request pre-authorization. If the Overseas District Director with jurisdiction over your location determines that you may file the Form I-131, you must file the application and pay the fee at the Embassy or Consulate, either in person or by mail. You will be required to appear at the Embassy or Consulate for biometric collection as well.

  • Removal:

    If you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the U.S., you will need to submit your request to:

    Department of Homeland Security/
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Office of International Affairs
    Attn: Section Chief, Law Enforcement Parole Branch
    800 N. Capital St
    Washington, DC 20536

  • All Other Form I-131 Filings, Including Re-entry Permits:

    USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live:
    • 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 or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

      USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

      For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries

      USCIS
      PO Box 21281
      Phoenix, AZ 85036

      For Express mail and courier deliveries:

      USCIS
      Attn: AOS
      1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S,
      Suite 100
      Phoenix, AZ 85034

    • If 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, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia

      USCIS Dallas Lockbox

      For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries

      USCIS
      PO Box 660867
      Dallas, TX 75266

      For Express mail and courier deliveries:

      USCIS
      Attn: AOS
      2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
      Suite 400
      Lewisville, TX 75067

E-Notification
If you are filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may elect to receive an email and/or text message (SMS) notifying you that your application has been accepted.

You must complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of your application.