I am asylum applicant. Can I apply for Refugee Travel Document?

Answer: You cannot apply for Refugee Travel Document if you are an asylum applicant and your asylum application is still pending. You can apply for Refugee Travel Document only after your asylum application is granted. However, if there is an emergency situation, you can apply for an Advance Parole Document as an asylum applicant which would allow you to return to the United States. Nevertheless, it is within discretion of the USCIS to grant or deny your application for Advance Parole.