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3 Ways to Apply for Humanitarian Parole in the US

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.

What is a Grant of Humanitarian Parole?

Humanitarian parole is a way for an individual who would be otherwise inadmissible to the United States, to obtain entry on a discretionary basis due to extenuating circumstances.

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant temporary humanitarian parole to someone who is;

  1.  Applying for admission to the United States on grounds of humanitarian reasons requiring immediate action or;
  2.  An individual whose admission will pose an important public benefit.

Humanitarian parole is granted for a temporary period of time that corresponds with the length of the emergency or humanitarian requirement in question. 

Requirements to Apply 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.


How to Apply for a Grant of Humanitarian Parole

There are 3 ways to apply for Humanitarian Parole in the US:

  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

How to 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?

No, 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.

 

Humanitarian Parole for Medical Reasons

To Apply for Humanitarian Parole for Medical Reasons you will be required to submit these 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


Do You Need Help Applying for Humanitarian Parole in the US?

Applying for parole can be complicated and may be mishandled by an applicant who has very little knowledge in US Immigration Law. Talking to a qualified immigration attorney will increase your chance of approval

Niren and Associates has decades of experience in all types of immigration law. Contact us today to help you with your Humanitarian Parole Application.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

23 thoughts on “3 Ways to Apply for Humanitarian Parole in the US

  1. Le

    Hello, My name is Le and our family (My wife, my daughter and me) came from Vietnam. We came to USA on 2009 with visitor visas. During our trip, my wife had a heath problem. She suddenly got sick and she was sent to the emergency room of a hospital. She was diagnosed Transverse Myelitis, Quadriplegia, Chronic Respiratory failure, a very rare disease. She got paralyzed from neck to toe. She was unable to ambulate and bed-ridden and required extensive assistance with all activities of daily living and could not travel due my medical condition. She was on the Ventilator dependence 24 hours.
    we applied for Asylum program on 2015 with her health condition, but they denied our case with reason we had not any suffering harm in the past. Then, they referred our family to an immigration judge and then, the Judge ordered our case for “Administratively closed”.
    Now, my wife’s condition is not change, she still lives on nursing home with 24 hours care dependence with ventilator and paralyzed. My daughter is 8 years old now (she was 2 years old when my wife had sick). For sure, my wife need me and daughter live close .
    My question is, can our family apply for any humanitarian program to get green card or any other ways can help us legally living here?
    I looking on internet and never see any case similar with our case, so I really need your help.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  2. sergio guzman

    Hi im a senior in High school and I graduate in 2017 Im a US citizen and my parents got deported 11 years ago and the US gov`t gave them a penalty of 10 years out of the US, that was due last year in july and we think is better if we wait till im 18 to start doing papers for them but I graduate next year and I would love to see them in my graduation what option are there for them to come I have heard about humanitarian parole but I don’t know if its better to apply for that, I would be very thankful if you help me.
    I will be waiting on your response

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sergio. We will need to know all the details of your parent’s deportation order to best advise you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your parents. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  3. Nick

    I’m nick im a jamaican ..my fiance is a us citizen and 2 months ago she got cancer .. we got engage in may and we were planning to get married in September..can we still get married?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nick. I am very sorry to hear about the turnaround of your fiancee’s health. Her health may be a factor if it affects her ability to financially support you during the sponsorship period. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your fiancee. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  4. Evelyn

    Hello, I have an aunt from mexico trying to come to the US due to a brother passing away. She had a visa that expired this past February and wanted to receive the humanitarian parole in order to attend her brothers funeral. Would that be possible? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Evelyn. Thank you for writing to us. We will need to know all the details of your Aunt’s previous visa, and the circumstances of her re-visit. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your aunt. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  5. Roziey

    Hi, I have a grandfather in Mexico who is sick with kidney failure. The nearest treatment center is 2 hours away from his town and him and my grandmother ( who doesn’t drive and has high blood pressure problems) are all alone. All of their children and siblings are residents here in the USA. Is there a way I (or another family member if need be) could petition for them to be brought over to get the treatment they need and so they can be closer to family?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Roziey. I am sorry to hear about the health problems of your grandfather. It is very unlikely that a sponsorship will be approved for someone with a serious medical condition.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Maria Rubio

    Hi.. My name is Maria
    I am a USA citizen an recently summit documents for my husband to become illegal in the US an we recently receive a letter to fill out a DS 260 so he can travel outside the US for his visa but right now we have a 1yr Lil girl with cancer an he my only support can he be approve for a humanitarian parole or can I summit another form we he wont have to go outside US

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Maria. Thank you for writing to us. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Amine kamel

    Hey ,
    I am Moroccan citizen married with a US citizen and have one child with her .we were living in united Arab of emirates as expatriate and my resident visa there was under her sponsorship .six months ago she take my child away to USA and since then I can’t have access to her and I can have visa to visit her .my questions is :
    Is there any procedure that I could start under child abduction or spouse abuse to come to USA and be able to see my child and support her.i never have been in USA before and she refuse to apply for my USA immigration .
    Kindly ,
    Amine Kamel

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Amine. Thank you for writing to us. I am very sorry to hear about you problem. I suggest that you get in touch with a family law lawyer to straighten out the custody issue.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  8. delon michael

    Hello am currently living in the country of Belize. Just yesterday I went to the US embassy to apply for Humanitarian parole I was told that it cannot be filed at the embassy. My reason for applying is that i am in petition proceedings an have been deported before.. my sister was killed by the Inglewood Police and I need to go be with my mom and only sister I have left.. how can I apply from here for a quick response if approved or not?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Delon. That is a terrible tragedy about what happened to your sister. Your situation is very complex because of your deportation. You need professional legal immigration help. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  9. Madissou Diabate

    Hello, My name is Madissou I am 19 years old and I am also a U.S. citizen. Over the summer I went to Ivory Coast (Africa) to visit my family that I have never met before since I was born in the United States. I met my uncle for the first time and when I saw him my heart broke into pieces. He had a accident where he fell from the top of a building and broke his leg. He has been through 2 different surgeries and the leg is getting worse. They are planning on doing a 3rd surgery and I really would like him to come here to seek the proper care for his leg. So I needed help in doing that but my major concern was how old would I have to be to do be able to do this.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Madissou. It is very unfortunate about your uncle’s health. It is very difficult to sponsor people to come to Canada when there is a health issue at stake. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  10. Belinda Ankrah

    Hi i think i can apply for humanitarian parole since i am an high risk patent with my pregnancy (#3) I have relatives that can help with my affidavit of surport

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  11. ives in Guatemala he is 60 years old he aplied for visitor visa 7 years and was denied for the embassy . Now I have a sister who has terminal cancer she will die son and to see our brother . Sister with cancer can not travel oversee she is a permanent res

    Hi I have a brother who lives in Guatemala he is 60 years old he aplied for visitor visa 7 years and was denied for the embassy . Now I have a sister who has terminal cancer she will die son and to see our brother . Sister with cancer can not travel oversee she is a permanent resident also I’m a permanent resident too. Can we get an humanitarian visa for our brother under this circumstances?

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    1. owen

      Hello,

      Medical reasons such as the one you described may allow you to qualify for humanitarian parole. It will be important for you to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers in order to present your application in the best possible light. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  12. triswilianna widjaja

    I think I need to apply for humanitarian parole since my nonimmigrant visa was refused but I need to accompany my two american girls (10 and 5 years old) to live in their country again. May I know your office located? My husband lives in massachusetts but his case was also closed. I have a brother in law who is a US citizens that probably could help me for the affidavit of suuport.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello there
      Yes we can assist you with a Humanitarian Parole application. We have offices in Toronto but also in other cities in Canada and the US. You can reach us at [email protected].

      Regards
      Michael Niren

      Reply

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