Advance Parole Travel Document

Learn About USCIS Advance Parole Travel Document And Application Process

Applying For Advance Parole Travel Document

To apply for Advance Parole, you must prove that you have a personal or bona fide reason to travel abroad. Your Advance Parole application must include:

A. USCIS Form I-131, Application for Advance Parole

B. Two identical color photographs as per the following specifications:

1. Taken within 30 days of filing the application

2. Showing full face (passport style) and with your head bare (unless you are wearing a headdress as required by a religious order of which you are a member)

3. Has a white background and be no larger than 2 X 2 inches, with the distance from the top of the head to just below the chin about 1 and 1/4 inches

4. Glossy, un-mounted, un-retouched and printed on thin paper

Note: Lightly print your A# (or your name if you have no A#) on the back of each photo, using a pencil.

C. Copy of your current passport

D. Copy of the USCIS Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Document issued to you while you entered the U.S.

E. Copy of the receipt notice or other evidence that your application for Green Card is pending with the USCIS

F. Copies of documents which indicate your current status

If you are applying for USCIS Advance Parole (to leave the U.S.), send your application to the Office with jurisdiction over your place of residence, or to the Service Center if your case is pending there.

If you are applying for Humanitarian Parole (to enter the U.S.), send your application to the Office of International Affairs, Attn: ULLICO Bldg, 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20536.

Check My Eligibility

If you are applying for parole from outside the U.S., you must also submit:

  1. A statement of how, and by whom medical care, housing, transportation, and other expenses and subsistence needs will be met
  2. USCIS Form I-134, an affidavit of support document, which indicates your sponsor’s occupation and ability to provide you the necessary support
  3. A statement of why a U.S. visa cannot be obtained, including when and where attempts were made to obtain a visa
  4. A statement of why a waiver of excludability cannot be obtained to allow issuance of a visa, including when and where attempts were made to obtain a waiver and a copy of any written decision
  5. A copy of any written decision on an immigrant petition filed on your behalf, and evidence regarding any pending immigrant petition
  6. A complete description of the urgent reasons and why parole should be authorized and copies of any evidence you wish considered, and indicating the length of time for which a parole is requested

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