Advance Parole

ADVANCE PAROLE

Advance Parole is a travel permit that some individuals can apply for from within the United States. As the name suggests, Advance Parole gives qualified individuals advance permission to enter into the United States after traveling abroad for certain purposes.

If you are granted Deferred Action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, international travel may be permitted if you apply for and receive an Advance Parole travel permit. You cannot apply for the Advance Parole permit until your DACA is approved.

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that oversees Advance Parole requests, states that it will only grant Advance Parole for “humanitarian, education or work purposes.” ​

​We recommend that you always seek legal advice from BIA accredited organizations or lawyers in order to prevent fraud.  Inadequate council may jeopardize your return to the United States.

Reasons for Requesting Advance Parole:​

HUMANITARIAN

  • Visiting sick relatives
  • Medical assistance
  • Funeral service
  • Other urgent family-related purposes 

EDUCATIONAL  ​

  • Study abroad programs through school
  • Academic research

EMPLOYMENT

  • Interviews
  •   Conferences and Trainings
  •   Meetings 

USCIS FORMS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION 

  • Form I-131, Application For Travel Permit
  • Form G-1145, Electronic Notification (Optional)
  • $360 Filing Fee
  • No biometrics fee
  • Supporting Evidence
  • Photo Identification;
  • Form I-797, Notice of Action for DACA
  • Proof of reason for travel 

 

EMERGENCY REQUESTS

  • ​You must have a valid emergency reason.
  • Contact a USCIS Field Office.
  • The same requirements apply as requests for humanitarian, educational, or employment reasons.