Form I-191: How it is, Completed and MORE

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The Form I-191, It is a document of great importance for all those legal residents who wish to submit an application for assistance through the old section 212 c of the Immigration and Nationality Law -INA-.

For this reason, in this article we are dedicated to developing: the format of the I-191 form, its filling, its usefulness, where to apply for the document, and we finalize with its definition.

What is Form I-191 like?

It is generally known that, for any type of form, an established type of format is presented or found. Therefore, below, we will explain the information that all interested parties must provide when completing the same. Attentive:

First Part of Form I-191

Information about the applicant

In this first part, the applicant is requesting permission to return to the United States under the authority contained in the old section 212 c of the immigration and nationality law -INA-.

  • First of all, the applicant must put his full name. It is important that you do not put a nickname.
  • Next, you must enter the applicant’s last name.
  • Then the first name of it.
  • Afterwards, you must add your middle name.
  • Other names used.

Here, the applicant must list all other names they have used, including aliases, maiden name, and nicknames. If you need additional space to complete this section, use the space provided in part 12 of Form I-191.

  • Last name first.
  • Then you need to put in the first name.
  • And, the middle name, if you have it.
  • Later, the date of birth is added.
  • The foreign registration number.
  • USCIS online account number.
  • Place of birth: city, town.
  • State or province of birth.
  • Country of citizenship or nationality.
  • Shipping Address
  • First of all, in charge of the name.
  • It is followed by the name and number of the street, apartment, flat, etc.
  • Now, you need to add if you reside in a city or town in the country.
  • After this, you must add the state.
  • Also, the postal code, the province and the country are added.
  • Physical address
  • First, you must add the name and number of the street, apartment, floor, etc.
  • Now, the applicant must add if he resides in a city or town in the country.
  • Next, you must put the state.
  • Finally, the postal code, the province, is added.
  • Information on when and how you became a legal resident
  • Date you obtained your LPR status
  • You obtained your LPR status through (select only one): admission with an immigrant visa at a port of entry (port of entry if known, means of transportation), adjustment of status while in the United States
  • USCIS Office
  • Passport number used at entry last entry
  • Travel document number used in the last entry
  • Country of issuance of the passport or travel document
  • Expiration date of this passport or travel document.
  • Information about your departures and returns to the United States

Second Part of Form I-191

Biographical information
  • Ethnicity, you can only select one option: Hispanic or Latino; not Hispanic or Latino.
  • Height, feet and inches.
  • Eye color, you can only select one option: black, blue, brown, gray, green, hazel, maroon, pink, unknown.
  • Hair color, select an option: bald, black, blonde, brown, gray, red, sandy, white, unknown.

Third Part of Form I-191

Information about your criminal convictions
  • Court name.
  • Court location, town or city, state.
  • Court case number.
  • Conviction entered.
  • Specific offense as established in the conviction sentence.
  • Subpoena to federal, state, or local law, as set forth in the conviction sentence.
  • Penalty, probation, or other imposed punishment.

Fourth Part of Form I-191

Information about your residence
  • Physical address
  • First, you must add the name and number of the street, apartment, floor, etc.
  • Now, the applicant must add if he resides in a city or town in the country.
  • Next, you must put the state.
  • Finally, the postal code, the province, is added.

Fifth Part of Form I-191

Information about your employment
  • Name of employer.
  • It is followed by the name and number of the street, apartment, flat, etc.
  • Now, you need to add if you reside in a city or town in the country.
  • After this, you must add the state.
  • Also, the postal code, the province and the country are added.
  • And, finally, your occupation.

Part six

Information about your family
  • Information about your spouse.
  • Physical address of the spouse.
  • Information about your children.
  • Information about your parents.

Seventh

Other grounds for expulsion

If you believe you may be subject to removal for any reason other than the criminal convictions listed in Part 3. Please provide a full explanation of why you may be subject to removal.

However, the other grounds for removal can be any ground of inadmissibility in section 212 a of the immigration and nationality law or any ground of deportation in section 237 a.

Eighth part

Discretion

Ninth

Declaration, contact, information, certification and signature of the applicant.

Tenth

Contact information, certification and signature of the interpreter.

Completion of Form I-191

Now, once the explanation of the format used and established for this type of specific form is completed. We will continue with the instructions that must be carried out to complete the same:

  • First, the form must be typed or printed legibly in black ink.
  • If you need additional space to complete any within this application, use the space provided in part 7.
  • In addition, it is important that the applicant answers all questions completely and accurately.
  • Part 1: Please provide your full legal name as shown on your identity documents or legal name change document in the spaces provided.
  • Second part: Please provide other names that you have used since birth, including your maiden name, any nicknames, and any names that appear on your documents.
  • Part 6: Enter the name of the city, town or village, state or province, and country where you were born.

What is it for?

With all this, it is convenient that you know the function and purpose of this certificate. Because on many occasions it is not given the importance it deserves. For this reason, we will explain to you what this type of certificate is for.

This type of form is used for all those citizens who are lawful permanent residents who wish to request a request for assistance through the old section 212 c of the Immigration and Nationality Act -INA-.

On the other hand, we must highlight a series of important aspects and points before continuing with the development of this form. Therefore, below, we will mention some tips to take into account:

  • First of all, it is essential that the applicant signs the form. Since, those that are not signed are rejected and returned.
  • Also, it is important that the interested party uses the most recent version to download the forms from the USCIS website.
  • Next, you must complete them electronically and then print the forms to submit them.
  • It is essential that you complete the form in its entirety.
  • Now if you write your answers by hand, you should only use black ink. Likewise, you must ensure that each answer is clear, legible and remains in the space provided.
  • The use of markers or correction fluid or tape is not allowed. The scanners that are used will not properly read the information that has been crossed out.
  • On the other hand, if the applicant makes a mistake, they must start over on a blank form.
  • The applicant must pay the correct fee. USCIS will reject all forms that are submitted with the incorrect or incomplete filing fee.
  • For that, you can use the Rate Calculator. It will determine the correct filing fee.
  • Finally, submit a single-sided copy of the application.

Where to apply?

In another vein, it is important to make known where the request for this type of specific format can be submitted. Since, in general, this type of form is sent incorrectly to certain offices.

For delivery through the United States Postal Service -USPS-.
  • Full address: USCIS TSC.
  • Attn: I-191.
  • 6046 N Belt Line Rd. STE 191.
  • Irving, TX 75038-0016

What is Form I-191?

We conclude this article by offering a brief definition. Well, it is nothing more than a relevant document for legal permanent residents who want to submit a request for help in relation to the old section 212 c of the Immigration and Nationality Law -INA-.

We should highlight an important aspect about this form. And it is that, April 1, 1997, the United States Congress made the decision to repeal the old section 212 c of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

However, in the year 2001, the Supreme Court of the United States, ruled that said revocation it would not be applied for legal permanent residents found guilty of a crime before April 1, 1997.

Also, previously this type of specific form had another title. He himself was known as: Request for Advance Permission to Return to an Address that has not been Resigned.

Now, there is one point in particular, considered one of those that generates the most doubts and uncertainty. And it is about the amount to pay for the form. For this reason, below we show the amount to take into account to make this request:

  • The amount established for this type of form is $ 930.
  • It is important to note that when the applicant makes the payment for the form, he agrees to pay for a government service.
  • Likewise, we must emphasize that the biometric presentation and services fees are not refundable.

Now, if you want to know more information about the request for help under the old section and other types of forms, the State department, offers a web page for inquiries and doubts.

To end our writing, we invite you to help us share the information.

See you soon!

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