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;
- Applying for admission to the United States on grounds of humanitarian reasons requiring immediate action or;
- 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:
- Fill out an Application for Travel Document form, and enclose the filing fee for each parole applicant
- Fill out an Affidavit of Support form for each applicant in order to prove and ensure that you will not become a public charge
- 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.
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
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