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USCIS Changes Filing Location for Advance Parole Application


On March 19, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131), which is used to apply for a travel document, reentry permit, or advance parole. The agency said the change of filing location is part of an overall effort to transition the intake of some USCIS forms from local offices and Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities.

Beginning March 19, 2010, applicants will file their applications at the USCIS Vermont Service Center or at one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities.

The USCIS Service Centers will forward incorrectly filed I-131 applications to the USCIS Lockbox facilities until Monday, April 19, 2010. After that date, incorrectly filed applications will be returned to the applicant, with a note to send the application to the correct location.

Those who are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the U.S. should submit requests to the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of International Affairs, Attn: Section Chief, Law Enforcement Parole Branch, 800 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20536.

Resources: Website for forms and instructions

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