INSTRUCTIONS: APPLICATION FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT (Form I-131)
Form I-131 is for resident aliens and refugees within the United States to apply for a reentry form if they travel abroad. It can also be used to apply for "advanced parole" for foreign citizens requesting entry on emergency or humanitarian grounds. This document from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can be obtained directly from their website.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 1: Under "Part 1," list your name, address, gender, current residential status, countries of birth and citizenship and social security number if applicable.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 2: Under "Part 2," check the box next to the listed application types indicating your purpose. These include options for permanent or conditional residents seeking a reentry permit for when they return from a trip abroad, refugees or asylees wishing to travel abroad, and those seeking advanced parole for themselves or others.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 3: If applying for advanced parole for another person, list their name, address and other requested information.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 4: Under "Part 3," list the date you intend to leave the country, the length of your trip and indicate if you are involved in any review of your residential status. Indicate if you have been issued a reentry or refugee travel document before. Indicate whether you want this document sent to the address listed above, or to a consulate, embassy or DHS office overseas. Provide an address where notice that this document has arrived can be sent.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 5: Under "Part 4," list the purpose of your trip and the countries you intend to visit.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 6: If a permanent resident applying for a reentry document, under "Part 5" list how much time you have spent outside the United States since receiving this status or during the last 5 years, whichever is less.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 7: If a refugee or asylee, under "Part 6" indicate if you are returning the country you fled from.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 8: If applying for advanced parole, under "Part 7" indicate where the document should sent.
Application for Travel Document I-131 Step 9: Sign, date and submit the document to the address indicated in form instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR ALIEN WORKERS (Form I-140)
Form I-140 is a form issued by the Department of Homeland Services (DHS). Employers must complete and submit this form in order to obtain a visa for any foreign citizen they wish to employ. The form can be obtained directly from the website of the Department of Homeland Services. A $580 submission fee must be included with the application.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 1: In Part I, enter your full name, address, the name of the business you are completing the form on behalf of and your IRS tax number.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 2: In Part II, check the box next to the line that describes the type of worker you are trying to bring over. Be sure to consult the instructions provided by the DHS for what kind of additional evidence must be attached to substantiate the status of the employee in question.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 3: In Part III, provide the name, address and contact information of the person you are filling the form out on behalf of, including their current nationality. If they are already in the United States, note their date of entry into the country, current status and information about their I-94 status. This is the visa that must be produced on arrival and departure in the United States.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 4: Indicate whether the worker in question will apply for visa at an embassy abroad or will be adjusting their status within the United States. Provide their foreign address if you have listed an American address previously. Note any other petitions being filed along with this one.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 5: Provide the name of business filing the petition, along with information about income, number of employees and other information requested. If an individual, provide your name and annual income.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 6: Describe the job in non-technical terms. Indicate whether the position is part or full time and list what the wages will be.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 7: List the name, age, gender, country of birth and relationship to the worker in question of all children or spouses.
Immigration Petition for Alien Worker I-140 Step 8: Sigh and date the form, including your contact information.
INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (Form I-751)
Aliens living in the United States on a conditional basis (those married to American citizens or children who entered the country with their parents) must apply to have these conditions removed before the second anniversary that they were granted this status. The US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) office provides the Form I-751 form for this purpose. It can be obtained directly from their website.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 1: List your name, address, mailing address (if applicable), alien residential number and the day your conditional residential status expires.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 2: Indicate whether you are filing the petition jointly with your spouse or are a child who entered the country with alien parents. Other categories include those who were married but divorced, whose spouse is dead, who were abused by their spouse or parents, or who would suffer extreme hardship if removed from the United States.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 3: Under "Additional Information About You," list the date and place of your marriage, as well as the date of your spouse's death (if applicable). Note any criminal charges filed against you or crimes committed in the United States or abroad. Consult official instructions to determine what kind of documentation must be attached. Those who are married to someone other than the spouse through whom they gained conditional resident status should note this here.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 4: List the name, address, date of birth, social security number and alien residential number of the parent or spouse through whom you gained conditional residence.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 5: List all children if applicable.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 6: If requesting accommodation for yourself, a spouse or a child with disabilities, indicate this under "Part 6" and explain their condition.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 7: Sign the document, along with the date. If you are filing jointly with a spouse, they should do the same.
Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence I-751 Step 8: If the document has been prepared by a lawyer, they should provide their name, contact information and the address of their firm below, along with a signature and date.