How to Apply for a Travel Document

NOTE:  Boarding foil fees are NOT refundable, regardless of the decision rendered.  We encourage you to consult with us at and your air carrier BEFORE submitting any payment for the application.

If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who wishes to return to the United States, have been outside of the United States for less than one year and are not in possession of your I-151 (LPR card), you may need to apply for a boarding foil to travel back to the United States.

Note, however, that a legal permanent resident who is in possession of an expired LPR card with a 10-year expiration date, and who has been outside of the United States for less than one year, does not need a boarding foil and may travel to the United States using their expired LPR card.

To apply, you need to complete the boarding foil application (Form I-131A), pay a $575 non-refundable fee, and make sure you have the required supporting documentation (as noted in the form’s instructions) before attending an appointment at U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo.

Information on Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation) can be found on the USCIS website at:

Please read the form’s instructions in full before making any payment or scheduling an appointment.

Questions on this process may be directed to

RE-ENTRY PERMITS: Applicants who have an approved Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and have been notified that their re-entry permit has been sent to Santo Domingo, may arrange to pick up their re-entry permit at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo by appointment only. Please email to request a pick-up appointment and provide your full name, date of birth and alien registration number.