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It is possible to expedite Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, only in certain cases that include: emergency situation; severe financial loss; humanitarian situation; compelling interest of USCIS; USCIS error.

To apply for expedited processing of your Form I-131 you must include a cover letter explaining the reason for such a request. In order to prove that this is an extremely urgent situation this written explanation should be accompanied by a convincing supporting evidence. The supporting evidence may include: death certificate, medical documents, travel records. Additionally, you should provide your e-mail address and fax number with the expedite request for a Reentry Permit, Refugee Travel Document, or Advance Parole Document.

Also, we recommend you to type/print in black ink the word EXPEDITE in the top right corner of your I-131 application.

Within 7-10 days after filing for the expedited processing, you may contact the National Customer Service Center to find out the status of your request.

For more details please read our article “How to make a request for expedited processing of a Travel Document”.

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