Humanitarian parole allows individuals who are unable to obtain an immigrant visa to enter the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons. For some individuals, it is may not be feasible to obtain a temporary visitor visa through standard immigration channels due to his or her ineligibility for a visa. Humanitarian parole may be available for those individuals whose needs merit entry, yet whose qualifications make him or her ineligible.
When Can Someone Apply for Humanitarian Parole?
If you or a loved one has an emergency situation you believe may warrant immediate entry based on humanitarian reasons, applying for humanitarian parole could be your answer.
Here are a few examples that may make applying for humanitarian parole necessary:
- You have an immediate family member currently residing in the U.S. is ill
- You have sustained serious injury or contracted an illness for which the proper medical care is unavailable in your home country, yet is available in the United States
- Your family member in the U.S. has passed away and you need to attend their funeral service.
- You are a witness in an upcoming trial and need to come to the U.S. to testify
Humanitarian parole is not intended to be a way to bypass the standard immigration process. This type of immigration relief is only available to those who can show they are truly in need of humanitarian assistance or other public interest reasons.
How Do I Apply for Humanitarian Parole?
First, you must complete Form I-131 and Form I-134, pay the filing fees, and provide supporting documentation of your eligibility. If you are requesting parole for medical reasons, you must include all medical information from your doctor explaining the diagnosis, treatment, costs, etc.
In your petition, you need to specify how long you will stay in the U.S., the maximum being up to one year.
Your petition is then submitted to USCIS. In some cases, an interview may be required to verify your case.
If your petition is approved, you will be notified of the decision and granted humanitarian parole status.
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