Effective immediately, the following individuals are eligible to file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document online:
- Individuals requesting parole based on urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit for an individual outside the United States (under application types 1.e. or 1.f. on the paper Form I-131), who are not seeking initial parole under a USCIS family reunification parole process (i.e., Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program, Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, or Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program); or
- Individuals already paroled inside the United States who are requesting a new period of parole, or re-parole (under application types 1.e. or 1.f. on the paper Form I-131), to remain in the United States.
Online filing of Form I-131 is not available for individuals requesting initial parole under a USCIS family reunification parole process; however, noncitizens already paroled into the United States under a USCIS family reunification parole process may file for re-parole online.
If an individual who is not eligible to file Form I-131 online files the form online, USCIS will deny the application and will not refund the fee.
To file Form I-131 online, individuals must first visit my.uscis.gov to create a USCIS online account. There is no cost to create an online account. For more information about which forms are eligible for online filing, please visit our Forms Available to File Online page.
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