Parole in place allows foreign nationals who entered the U.S. without the authorization of an immigration officer to stay in the U.S. for a certain period of time. If parole in place is granted, the time in parole is considered lawful immigration status, which can be used when applying for immigrant benefits such as a green card. Parole is granted on a case by case basis and does not excuse any periods of an unlawful presence outside of the parole period.
You may be eligible for parole in place in one-year increments if you are the spouse, widow(er), son, daughter, or parent of:
To request parole, you will need to complete Form I-131 and submit it to your local USCIS office.
You will also need to provide copies of documents that show you are eligible for parole in place, such as evidence of the family relationship, and proof that your relative is or was an active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.
Parole in place is considered a lawful immigration status and can be accounted for on green card and naturalization applications. The U.S. immigration law is very complex, and you need to get help from an experienced immigration lawyer in San Fernando Valley when you are facing immigration issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more about your rights and how we might be able to help.
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