I-191: Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

What is a Form I-191?

Form I-191 is an application for advance permission to return to an uninspected port or place in the United States. It is used by non-immigrants who have been unlawfully present in the United States for a period of more than 180 days, but less than one year, and are seeking permission to return to the U.S.

Who is Eligible for Form I-191?

Form I-191, Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile, is available to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who are in the United States and have been absent from the United States for longer than one year without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa. The form is also available to individuals who have abandoned their lawful permanent residence in the United States.

What is the Latest Form I-191 Edition?

The latest edition of Form I-191 is the October 14, 2019 edition.

What are the Required Documents for Form I-191?

In order to submit Form I-191, an applicant must provide the following documents:

1. A valid passport or other identity document
2. Proof of lawful admission into the United States
3. Evidence of the applicant’s current or prior immigration status
4. Evidence of any criminal or security-related activity in the United States
5. A valid Form I-190, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal
6. Applicant’s signature on the form
7. A $585 filing fee or a fee waiver request
8. Any other relevant documents or evidence an applicant may have to support their application

How to Submit Form I-191?

Form I-191 is an application for advance permission to return to the United States after an unlawful absence. It is filed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

In order to submit Form I-191, you must first complete the form and gather the required documents. These documents typically include proof of identity, proof of prior immigration status, and other supporting documents. Once the form is complete and all documents are gathered, you can submit the form by mail or in person at a USCIS Office or Service Center.

When submitting Form I-191 by mail, send it to the address listed on the form’s instructions. Along with the form, include any required documents, a copy of the fee payment receipt, and a pre-paid return envelope if you would like a receipt of your submission. When submitting Form I-191 in person, bring all required documents, including the filing fee payment receipt, to the nearest USCIS office or service center.

For more information on submitting Form I-191, please refer to the USCIS website or contact an immigration attorney for further assistance.

What are the Filing Tips for Form I-191?

1. Read all instructions carefully. Make sure you thoroughly understand all the processes and requirements before submitting your form.

2. Make sure to double check all information you provide on the form, including your address and contact details.

3. Include supporting documents and evidence to prove your eligibility.

4. Submit your Form I-191 in a timely manner. If you fail to submit within the specified time frame, your application may be denied.

5. Make sure you keep copies of all documents submitted with your form for your own records. This will help you track the progress of your application.

6. After submitting your form, wait at least six weeks to receive a response from USCIS. If you do not hear from them, contact their customer service staff for assistance.

7. Pay attention to any requests for additional information or evidence from USCIS and provide it as soon as possible.

8. Make sure to keep proof of payment for any fees associated with filing Form I-191; this is important for tracking your application’s progress.

Are There Special Instructions for Form I-191?

Yes, there are special instructions for Form I-191. The instructions for Form I-191, Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile, are available on the USCIS website. You should read the instructions carefully before filling out the form and submitting it. The instructions provide information on who should file the form, the eligibility requirements, and the documents that must be submitted with it. Additionally, you should make sure to complete all sections of the form accurately and to sign and date the form.

What is the Form I-191 Fee?

The Form I-191 is an application for a waiver of a removal order or for permission to re-enter the United States. The filing fee is $930. This fee is set by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Can I Apply for Form I-191 Fee Waiver or Reduction?

No, Form I-191 cannot be filed with a fee waiver or reduction. Fee waivers and reductions are only available for certain forms, such as Form I-912. You can find more information about fee waivers and reductions on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

What is the Form I-191 Processing Time?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give an exact processing time for a Form I-191 as this will depend on a variety of factors including the complexity of the application. Generally, the processing time can range from several weeks to several months. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides updated processing times on their website which may help to give an approximate idea of how long the process may take.