The I-131, Application for Travel Document can be used to apply for three types of travel documents, including a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel document.  While the I-131 is a simple application, it usually takes USCIS months to process and issue the travel document.

In the course of thirty years, our office has helped thousands of clients to expedite their I-131 applications to secure travel documents on time. We understand that individuals who need a travel document are the ones that do not have the time to wait.



  • Allows a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) to enter the United States within the validity of the reentry permit;
  • Avoids Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) interrogation on whether you had abandoned your United States permanent residency after being abroad.


  • Allows an applicant of adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident to leave the United States without abandoning the case;
  • Allows an inadmissible individual to enter the United States to seek parole under urgent humanitarian reasons.


  • Allows refugee and asylee to enter to the United States within the validity of the refugee travel document;
  • Avoids Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) interrogation on whether you had abandoned your refugee or asylee status after being abroad.


  • Provides comprehensive documentary evidence as well as explanation to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)  when you enter the United States after being abroad;

  • Avoids Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) interrogation on whether you had abandoned your status after being abroad.




Clients need solutions and work done fast. Tsang & Associates is one of the few immigration law firms that can significantly cut down the waiting time for a USCIS biometrics appointment. In case the clients decide to depart the U.S. after their expedited biometrics appointments, we further make sure they receive their travel documents abroad.


Tsang and Associates have been a part of many success stories. We are proud to come alongside our clients to help them reenter the U.S. Therefore at this time, please take a look at one of our proud success stories – Mr. Hans Becker, who had an expired green card with no U.S. ties, successfully used our entry service to return to the U.S. and ultimately fulfilled his dream of becoming a baker in the U.S.



Joseph and the whole team at Tsang & Associates are the best. I would’ve never thought a law firm would have such an inviting atmosphere and the most friendly and helpful staff.

I was hired to produce and film a few videos for the firm over a period of a few months. As I worked with Joseph and the team, I saw how much clients loved being in their office and how the team would bring exact solutions to their problems. From the delicious coffee and teas, to their professional, helpful, and easy to understand law advices, they have it all covered!

Best of all, because I too am filing hundreds of pages of immigration documents for my wife, I needed some guidance. Joseph was more than willing to help with free consultations! He reassured us in the process and definitely eased our minds in this important legal matter.

Seriously don’t hesitate to give them a call. They are professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly they are passionate about helping people!

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Andy C.

Irvine, CA

A friend referred me to Tsang and Associates because I heard you could withdraw 401k without penalty during Covid-19. I wanted more guidance about this especially because I am trying to buy a house in the next 1-2 years. I was able to speak with Joseph and he advised me on this new policy and helped me plan out what steps to take to in order to make this possible. He also gave me sound financial advice on my plan to purchase a house. He even let me know what to expect in the next few years in terms of taxes. The best part is, all of this was done free of charge! Thank you!!

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Christina H.

Los Angeles, CA

I had the privilege of interning in the office to learn more about immigration law. I was deeply impressed by the attention to detail and care that was taken with each case. The whole process was done thoroughly and my supervisor, Joseph, was accessible and responsive to his client’s needs and questions. It was an invaluable experience to see what a well run immigration firm looks like that cares about its clients and does excellent work. Highly recommend their services!

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Abby A.

Flower Mound, TX

I needed an immigration law firm to help me renew my green card. And I’ve found this firm nearby. I was amazed on how pretty the reception area is!
Jospeh explained the green card renewal process clearly and easy for me to understand. He also gave me a lot of advice on future immigration process. The overall experience is awesome! Highly recommended!

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Vicky C.

Monrovia, CA




Attorney Brief:  [coming soon] We will provide an attorney brief sample for the I-131 petition.


Cover Letter: [coming soon] We will also provide a cover letter sample for the I-131 petition.


Sample Request for Evidence: [coming soon] Requests for evidence can be used to strengthen the case.


Forms: Here is a list of the forms that are needed by USCIS


Sample Checklist: [coming soon] We look at the client’s unique situation and create customized checklists to strengthen their cases.


USCIS Fee Calculator: This is to help calculate how much the filing fee will be.


USCIS Mailing Address: This address is where it is mailed to USCIS.


USCIS Processing Timetable: This will help you figure out how long it will take to process.


ASC Field Offices: Listed are the addresses of the field offices for the bio-metrics.



Call or email us to set up your 1-hour consultation. Easily pay the $250 consultation fee over the phone or through our email link. If you would like to have a quick chat with our team before setting up the consultation, feel free to use the calendar on the right to book your 10 minute call.