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How long does USCIS take to process an I-131 travel document?

I filed an I-131 travel document with USCIS and I am curious of how long it will take to process. What is the average processing time for these docs and is there anything I can do to speed up the process?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    45 to 90 days in most cases. After 90 days, your attorney can make inquiries to USCIS.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    Based upon the filing of an I-485 application for adjustment, the I-131 for advanced parole or travel is filed at the same time. The USCIS processing time is between 45 to 90 days. If there is an emergency such as a medical emergency in which your immediate family person in another country is seriously ill and a doctor''s letter details the medical condition which would require your immediate presence, then you could possibly adjust faster. On this basis, a medical emergency I-131 may be issued.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    About three months. If you are an adjustment applicant waiting for an advance parole travel document, that is fine. It will be valid for multiple entries during one year. If you are a conditional lawful permanent resident and you applied for a reentry permit, be prepared to receive a document that will expire on the same date your conditional residency expires.

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    Irina Rostova

    Immigration Attorney
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    The average processing time is around 4-6 months. When filing, you could have written "expedite" on the top corner of the form and added an explanation for the expedite request. The expedite requests are supposed to be only granted under very special circumstances.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    60-90 days. You can inquire about the status of your document after 75 days.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Travel documents are generally processed within 3 months unless your case qualified for expedited criteria.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    They are supposed to do it within 90 days, but USCIS is currently taking quite a long time with most applications.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the type of travel document. If you file for Advance Parole it could take approximately 90 days. If you file for a United States Reentry Permit, it could take 6 months or longer. The key is to file same while you are physically in the U.S. Normally, the timing of receiving a U.S. Reentry Permit is not critical since you only need it if you are returning after an extensive tripfor example, a Reentry Permit would be essential if you are out for a period longer than 1 year.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, the processing time for I-131 depends on the USCIS Service Center where the application is filed. Based on experience with clients, the breakdown of processing times appear as follows: for the California Service Center it is roughly 90 days or 3 months ( i.e. March 15, 2017) while, Nebraska and Texas Service Centers are about 150 days or 5 months and the Vermont Service Center is the longest at about 240 days or 8 months.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS usually takes 90-110 days to process I-131 travel documents.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Average processing time is 3-4 months. If you have not received biometrics within 30 days, then most likely something is wrong.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    It used to be around 3 months from filing, but now it is closer to 4 months. The USCIS is no longer required to produce it within 90 days since the recent regulation change.

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