Humanitarian Parole

Humanitarian parole is used to bring someone who is inadmissible into the US for a short period of time due to a emergency. USCIS is at the discretion when it comes to granting parole temporarily. The USCIS will grant to anyone applying for admission into the US only for emergency humanitarian reasons or if there is a significant public benefit out of it. The USCIS will grant for a period of time that corresponds with the length of the emergency or humanitarian situation.

Parolees have to leave the US before the expiration of their parole. You have the option of requesting for re-parole. However note that it has to be approved by USCIS. It is important to remember that Parole does not grant any immigration benefits. Any individual can file an application for humanitarian parole. You can file for parole if you are not able to get the necessary admission documents from the Department of State. Remember that you cannot use parole to avoid normal visa-issuing procedures. As mentioned earlier, you should have an emergency humanitarian reason.

While filing for parole you are required to fill Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. Make sure you read the instructions carefully and send the appropriate fee. You should also file Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, for each applicant to prove that you will not become a public charge in the US. Along with the application, make sure to attach detailed explanation and evidence of your circumstances.

Send your application package to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

Once the USCIS receives your application, they will send you a written notice and again when your case has been decided. If you do not get any notification within 120 business days, then contact the Parole Branch in writing at the address mentioned above. At present, if you are in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the US, you have to submit your request to:

Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Office of International Affairs
Attn: Section Chief, Law Enforcement Parole Branch
800 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC 20536

Re-parole Request:

If you are filing for a Re-parole, file it at least 90 days before the expiration date on your Form I-94. If you are applying for an extension of parole, you have to have received your humanitarian parole and file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. In addition, you have to file Form I-134, Affidavit of Support. Make sure to attach a copy of your Form I-94.

Submission requests for extensions of parole have to be mailed to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX 75266

If your package is denied, there is no appeal from denial of parole. However, if there are important new facts that are relevant to your application, you can submit new documents with updated supporting documentation. You can get humanitarian parole for medical reasons. Parole of children requires the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

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