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Filing the Advance Parole Application – Travel Document

Application filing instructions

The mailing location of Form I131 and accompanying documents depends on several factors:

  • Abused spouses, children, or parents 
    If 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:

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

  • Advance Parole concurrently with I-485

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

  • Advance Parole based on a pending I-485 (other than T or U non-immigrant status persons) 

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

  • Applicant covered under Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA): 

    You are either a 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 

  • Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) 
    Cuban Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) 
    Filipino War I Veterans Parole Program (FWVP) 

    You need to file for all relatives associated with the Form I-130 at the same time so they can be processed together. 

    USCIS Chicago Lockbox
    • For U.S. Postal Service:
      USCIS
      P.O. Box 8500
      Chicago, IL 60680-4120

    • For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
      USCIS
      Attn: HFRP
      131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
      Chicago, IL 60603-5517

  • Filing under the HFRP (Haiti) or CFRP (Cuba) Program or FWVP (Philippines) program, and currently in removal proceedings or have been previoulsy removed from the U.S.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Homeland Security Investigations/Investigative Service Division
    Parole and Law Enforcement Program Unit (PLEPU)
    500 12th St., SW, Mail Stop 5101
    Washington, DC 20536 

  • Filing for an advance parole travel document, after being initially paroled into the U.S. through HFRP

    • You live in 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):
        USCIS
        P.O. Box 21281
        Phoenix, AZ 85036 

      • For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
        USCIS
        Attn: NFB AOS
        1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
        Ste. 100
        Phoenix, AZ 85034 

    • 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):
        USCIS
        P.O. Box 660867
        Dallas, TX 75266 

      • For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
        USCIS
        Attn: NFB AOS
        2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
        Ste. 400
        Lewisville, TX 75067

  • Humanitarian Parole (HP): 

    • Outside the United States and requesting humanitarian advance parole, or
    • Inside the United States with parole authorized previously by USCIS International Operations and requesting re-parole, or
    • Filing for humanitarian parole, and you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the United States

      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 

  • T or U non-immigrant visa status holders:

    • T nonimmigrant visa and you are filing Form I-131 based on an approved Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status
    • T or U nonimmigrant visa, and you are filing Form I-131:
      • Together with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, OR
      • Based on a pending Form I-485.

    • USCIS
      Vermont Service Center
      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, you must also include a copy of the receipt notice (Form I-797C) showing that USCIS accepted or approved you 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 TPS
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067 

  • 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.

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