While these advance parole FAQs are informative, contact the Los Angeles immigration lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group for more answers and help.
A: Not everyone will be eligible to be approved for advance parole. In fact, some of the specific factors that can make a person ineligible to receive an advance parole include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Not having a valid immigration status in the U.S. (i.e., being in the U.S. illegally)
- Being in possession of some other type of valid refugee travel document or re-entry documentation (unless people with such documentation have submitted it to USCIS officials or have sufficiently proven that these documents have been irretrievably lost)
- Being the subject of removal or deportation proceedings.
Q: If advance parole is granted, is a person guaranteed entrance into the U.S.?
A: Not necessarily. While having an advance approval can reduce potential problems for people re-entering the U.S. when they don’t have a valid visa, these people will still have to go through the standard inspections at a U.S. port of entry.
Consequently, they could be denied re-entry at a U.S. port of entry – even if they have an approved advance parole – if they don’t end up passing or clearing the inspection.
Q: How do I apply for advance parole?
A: According to USCIS, to apply for advance parole, people have to:
- File a Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, with USCIS
- Provide all necessary and requested supporting documentation
- Provide photos of themselves (as specified in the Form I-131)
- Pay the required fees.
Because the application process can be complicated – and because one misstep along the way can result in a significant delay or even denial of an advance parole, it’s advised that people seeking this type of document contact the Los Angeles immigration lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group for the best chances of obtaining advance parole with minimal complications and costs.
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