3 Ways to Apply for Humanitarian Parole in the US

By Michael Niren July 18, 2012 (Updated December 7, 2020) 3 min. read

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


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:

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;

Do You Need Help Applying for Humanitarian Parole in the US in 2021?

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.