Applicants for Reentry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents Now Need to Be Fingerprinted

If you will be filling out USCIS Form I-131 in order to get either a reentry permit or a refugee travel document, a new step -- and a corresponding fee -- has been added to the process.

You'll need to provide biometrics, better known as fingerprints. This involves including an extra $80 with your application, then attending a fingerprint appointment.

Because this step could add extra time to the approval process, be sure to send in your application well in advance of when you need to travel.