Sample Advance Parole Cover Letter

If you are in the process of an Adjustment of Status but need to travel outside of the United States, you will need to file for an Advance Parole Document in order to travel outside of the United States. A Cover Letter for an Advance Parole application should include details about your approved I-485 petition such as the receipt number. You will also need to attach the list of documents that will support your application for Advance Parole.

[Your Street Address]
[Your City, State Zip code] 



RE:       I-131, Application for Travel Document
Applicant:        [Your Full Name]
Case No.:        [Your A-Number]

To Whom It May Concern

My Adjustment of Status (I-485) application was accepted by USCIS and is now pending (Receipt #XXX-0000000000). I filed the I-485 after ______________, and paid a one-time filing fee. Therefore, as an Adjustment of Status applicant, I am not required to pay additional USCIS fees for this request for an Advance Parole Document (I-131).

I am enclosing the following documents in support of my application for Advance Parole:

  1. Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
  2. Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
  3. Copy of my [insert state] driver’s license
  4. Two identical passport-style color photographs
  5. Copy of I-797, Notice of Action, receipt of filing I-485

I am requesting that your office promptly approve my request for an Advance Parole Document. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [insert address]. Thank you for the time and consideration taken in this case. 

Respectfully Submitted,

[Your Name]

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