Apply for a Travel Document

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Apply For A Travel Document

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APPLICATION FOR A TRAVEL DOCUMENT is for non-u.s. citizens to apply for a reentry permit, a refugee document, and advance parole into the u.s. (I-131)

note – each process mentioned is slightly different so please read this section in its ENTIRETY.

Applying for Travel Documentation just got a lot easier! Road to Status is the fastest and easiest way to prepare your Travel Documentation Application Package online. If you are not a U.S. citizen, it is important to apply for a reentry permit, refugee travel documents, or an advance parole document before you travel outside the United States. Applying for travel documentation is a very simple process:

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1. Answer Easy Questions

You answer easy to understand step-by-step questions. We build the correct USCIS application filing package based on your responses.



Upload supporting documents and file your application with confidence. Road to Status checks each application for accuracy and mistakes that can cause unnecessary delays or rejection of your application.

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3. pAY, Print, Sign, and Mail

Once you are finished, print, sign, and mail your completed application to USCIS. Follow the step-by-step instructions prepared just for you. Questions? We’re available to help.

What are the costs associated with applying for travel documentation?

Government (USCIS) Application Filing & Biometric Fees*

Reentry Permit:

  • Application fee: $575
  • Biometric Exam Fee: $85


Refugee Travel Document

  • Application fee: $135
  • Biometric Exam Fee: $85


Advance Parole Document

  • Application fee: $360


Road to Status Form Preparation & Software Fee: $69

  • Road to Status charges a software service fee for access to our immigration application preparation platform.
  • Application filing package includes all necessary and completed USCIS forms, custom generated filing instructions made for each unique applicant, and an optional application package legal review by a network partner immigration attorney.
  • Licensed Immigration Attorney Reviews are available on select application packages. Add a “Peace of Mind” application review to any application package offered for a low flat fee.


* These fees are an approximation. Pricing is subject to change depending on the situation, e.g. the age of the applicant, etc.

1. What do I need to know? Who does this apply to?

Form I-131 is for non-U.S. citizens to apply for a reentry permit, a refugee travel document, (OR) advance parole into the United States. Each of these processes is a little bit different.

  • Reentry Permit: Permanent Residents (green card holders) should apply for a Reentry Permit if they will be traveling outside the United States for an extended period of time (over six months is the general rule). Being outside the United States for too long tells U.S. immigration officials that you may not be permanently residing in the United States, as required by your immigration status, and could cause them to cancel your permanent residence.
  • Refugee Travel Document: If your immigration status is Refugee or Asylee, you MUST apply for permission to travel outside the United States, using Form I-131. Also, if you received your Permanent Resident status based on your previous Refugee or Asylee status, you should apply for permission to travel outside the United States, using Form I-131.
  • Advanced Parole: This travel document can be for humanitarian reasons (extreme circumstances to allow someone to enter the United States without a visa for a temporary period of time), or while an I-485 Application for Permanent Residence is pending. If you leave the United States after filing Form I-485 and before your permanent residence (Green Card) has been issued to you, you will be deemed to have abandoned your application, unless you have applied for and received Advanced Parole first. DACA recipients may also file for Advanced Parole to maintain their grant of deferred action while traveling abroad for important reasons, but not for vacation.
  • Each of these types of travel document are very different, and if you need assistance determining what you will need to apply for, you can contact a Road to Status partner immigration attorney for guidance.

2. What is the process?

  • Using Road to Status’s software, prepare your petition and use our instructions to gather the evidence you need to support your petition. Once everything is ready, you will submit it to USCIS for review.
  • Once USCIS has received your application, they will send you a notice for a biometrics appointment where they will take your photo and fingerprints. They may choose to send you a notice for an interview as well, but this is not always the case.  Once your application is approved, your travel document will be mailed to you at the address you indicated on your Form I-131

3. How long does the process take?

On average, it takes about 3 months to have your conditions removed after you have submitted your application to the USCIS, but processing times are always changing and may vary depending on your local office and on the type of application you are filing.

Road to Status includes a licensed network partner immigration attorney review on select application packages. Gain peace of mind knowing your application will be checked for accuracy and mistakes before you file. Check your eligibility here -OR- get started now »

Disclaimer: Road to Status, LLC. is not a law firm. The information and services presented are not legal advice and do not substitute the advice, guidance or recommendation that a licensed immigration attorney can provide. Road to Status is not affiliated with USCIS or any other government agency or website. Pricing for services does not include any biometric, filing, or government application fees. Road To Status, LLC is a private software company that offers self-help services at the user’s direction. Blank forms are available for free at

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Plus USCIS filing and biometric fees

Included In This Package


Access to our online application preparation software. Our tools guide you through each question step-by-step

All applicable USCIS Forms to apply for a Travel Document are included. Where available, our tools generate digital barcoding for expedited USCIS intake processing

Upload supporting documentation and store securely for future applications

Our technology double-checks your application for frequently overlooked data input mistakes and other critical form completion errors

We generate personalized, easy to understand “How To File” your Travel Document instructions for each application

Everything you need to file your Travel Document in one convenient application package

Customer Care Specialists are available to take your call during regular business hours.

Add an attorney review to your order for extra assurance. Attorney review services are included with select packages.

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* Fees are for application preparation software and for services. Fees paid do not include any biometric, filing, or government application fees.

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