What are the supporting documents for I-131?

A copy of your filled out Form I-131. Identity documentation: a copy of an official document which shows your photo, name, and date of birth. For example, a current Employment Authorization Document, a valid driver’s license, the passport identity page, Form I-551, or a Permanent Resident Card.

Can I use re-entry permit as passport?

You can also use a re-entry permit as a travel document if you can’t obtain a passport from your home country. Many countries will let you use a re-entry permit like a passport, and will stamp it with their visas and entry and exit stamps.

How long does it take for re-entry permit to be approved?

approximately 6-12 months
Reentry Permit Produced USCIS may take approximately 6-12 months to approve and issue the reentry permit. If you have a valid passport and can travel internationally, then you can depart the U.S. after processing the biometrics.

Do I need to submit photos with I-131?

a. If you are outside the United States and filing for a Refugee Travel Document, or if you are in the United States and filing for an Advance Parole Document: You must submit 2 identical color photographs of yourself taken within 30 days of the filing of this application.

What documents do I need to re enter the US?

Procedures for Entering the United States

  • American citizens entering the U.S. must show a valid passport, U.S. passport card, a Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST), or an enhanced driver’s license.
  • Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need to show a Permanent Resident Card (Green card).

Can I travel with a green card and no passport?

To travel, you usually need your permanent resident card, a valid passport, and whatever visas are required by the country you intend to visit. While the US does not require permanent residents to have a valid passport to re-enter the US, foreign countries and airlines require you to have a passport.

How much is the fee for reentry permit?

Reentry Permit: The filing fee for a Reentry Permit is $575. A biometrics services fee of $85 is required for applicants ages 14 through 79. Refugee Travel Document: The filing fee for a Refugee Travel Document for an applicant age 16 or older is $135.

Can I print my re-entry permit?

If you are a permanent resident with a valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) and have obtained a new travel document, you will need to transfer your REP to the new travel document. You can transfer your REP online using the e-Service. Once you have successfully transferred your REP, you may print it out for your records.