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No photographs needed for re-entry permit application - correct?

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Me again.

So I'm reading the USCIS instructions to Form I-131.

Unless I'm missing something, my reading is that I *don't* need to submit 2 x passport-style photographs if using I-131 to apply for a re-entry permit for a green card holder.

See p. 9 of instructions: Photographs

(a) If you are outside the US and filing for a Refugee Travel Document, or if you are in the US and filing for an Advance Parole document...you must submit 2 identical color photographs etc etc.

(b) If applying for an Advance Parole document for individuals outside the US: (1) If you are applying for an AP Document, and you are outside the United States, submit photographs with your application. (2) If you are filing an AP Document on behalf of another person who is outside the United States, submit the required photographs of the person to be paroled.

Can someone confirm that photographs aren't needed when a green card holder applies for REP? (I know from the forums that many people applying for REP have submitted color photographs - I'm not suggesting that would be a problem, I just want to know if it's necessary - I'm interested in people who took the form literally and DIDN'T include color photographs - was that fine?) For what it's worth, a few immigration help websites I've looked at have listed photographs as necessary documentation for the REP - it just doesn't sound to me, from the USCIS instructions, that that is correct, and I'd like to save the $30 if I can.

Thanks!

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Correct. Based on a reading of the instructions it seems as if you do not need to send in any passport photographs when applying for a re-entry permit. You do, however, have to include a copy of the front and back of your current, valid green card.


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