preparing to file Form I-131, application for travel document. It
looks like that the USCIS' e-filing system is no long available at
USCIS website. Do I have to submit the paper copy of form I-131 to
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) has discontinued its legacy e-filing system, in order
to maintain data security standards and focus resources on its
applications, previously available for e-filing, has reverted to a
paper-based system after the legacy system is decommissioned.
Currently, paper copies of the following forms will have to be filled
out and submitted to the USCIS:
Form I-131, application for travel document.
Form I-140, immigrant petition for an alien worker.
Form I-765, application for employment authorization.
Form I-821, application for temporary protected status.
Form I-907, request for premium processing service.
transitioning to a new system called the Electronic Immigration System
(ELIS). “The new system is faster, more secure, and easier to
upgrade and update,” the USCIS said. Although the above forms
being removed from the legacy e-filing system would not immediately be
available on ELIS, the USICS does plan to add them in the future.
ELIS is capable only of accepting payment of the $165 fee for an
immigrant visa and processing the Form I-90 application to replace a
permanent resident card. USCIS is also planning on moving applications
for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to ELIS.