3 Ways to Obtain Humanitarian Parole for US Entry

Humanitarian parole allows an individual, who is inadmissible, to enter into the United States for a limited period of time on grounds of compelling situations. The grant of parole is strictly regulated, and the Parolees are not necessarily provided with any immigration benefits.


Grant of Humanitarian Parole

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant temporary humanitarian parole:

  • To someone who is  applying for admission to the United States on grounds of humanitarian reasons requiring immediate action, or if admitting an applicant would pose an important public benefit
  • For a temporary period of time that is analogous to the length of the emergency or humanitarian reason.

The individual who was granted parole should leave the United States prior to the expiration of the said parole.  This does not however prevent you from requesting for a reparole, which the USCIS should approve.


Requirements for Humanitarian Parole

  • Any individuals may file an application for humanitarian parole.
  • If the Department of State does not issue you the necessary admission documents,  you may file an application for humanitarian parole.
  • In applying for parole, it is important that you have a humanitarian emergency or there must be a significant benefit to the public for it to be granted. Parole cannot be used to substitute or avoid visa processing procedures or to circumvent any immigration processing.

3 Ways to apply for Parole

To file for parole you will need to:

  1. Fill out an Application for Travel Document form, and enclose the filing fee for each parole applicant
  2. Fill out  an Affidavit of Support form for each applicant in order to prove and ensure that you will not become a public charge
  3. Submit a clear and comprehensive explanation and proof of your case or situation

Request for Re-parole

If you are looking to file a request for re-parole, you must do it at least ninety (90) days before your Arrival or Departure Record expires.

In applying for an extension of parole with the USCIS you should:

  • already be in possession of your humanitarian parole from the USCIS
  • complete and file an Application for Travel Document form
  • include the filing fee when you submit the request
  • fill out and file an Affidavit of Support form
  • enclose a copy of your Arrival/Departure Record, which was issued to you upon parole to the US

Is there appeal for denied parole?

Denied parole cannot be appealed to a court or tribunal. The decision of an immigration officer shall be final and executory. Nevertheless, if you later came across any new evidence or facts that are relevant to your parole application, you may send the new documents together with the updated corroborating evidence following the procedures in filing for parole.


Parole for medical reasons

You will have to submit the following with supporting documents:

  • a medical doctor’s explanation stating the diagnosis and prognosis, and the approximate period the treatment is going to last
  • statement of the reasons why a treatment  cannot be obtained in your country of origin or in a nearby country
  • The approximate cost of the treatment and the details on the payment for the treatment
  • The details of how you will pay in order to return to your country of origin

Legal Help

Applying for parole is complicated and may be mishandled by an applicant who has very little knowledge in some areas of immigration. Talking to a skillful immigration attorney will help increase the chance for parole approval.

When you are looking for a trusted immigration firm that has decades of experience, Niren and Associates is the right firm you can turn to. You may contact its team of dedicated immigration lawyers at 1-866-929-0991 or email [email protected]

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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