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I am a bit confused after reading the info here and the info at USCIS. It doesn't seem like we need I-131 for our AOS application if he doesn't intend on travelling outside the country while we await his green card. Once he has his green card he can travel, right?

Is that form necessary? We could really stand to save the $170 if we don't need it.

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The I-131 is optional, why spend $170 if you don't need to.

16) I-131, Application for Travel Document, if you need to travel outside the United States while your application is processed (optional)

>> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here.

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The I-131 is optional, why spend $170 if you don't need to.
16) I-131, Application for Travel Document, if you need to travel outside the United States while your application is processed (optional)

>> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here.

Admittedly in the event of a quick turnaround to interview, the $170 seems like a waste (Pras has hers next week--we filed AOS on 5/1). But one can also use the "better-safe-than-sorry" argument here.


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I am a bit confused after reading the info here and the info at USCIS. It doesn't seem like we need I-131 for our AOS application if he doesn't intend on travelling outside the country while we await his green card. Once he has his green card he can travel, right?

Is that form necessary? We could really stand to save the $170 if we don't need it.

If you want to save the money, I would say, save it. I didn't file it either and according to the USCIS officer here at the local office I could have saved the money for the EAD as well.

They didn't even start to process it since my greencard application was processed in a short period of time. But of course every case is different and I can be happy that they processed my application that fast.

So if there is no need to travel abroad in the near future I would not even bother to think about filing the I-131. Go out and have a nice dinner for that money.


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