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Applying for Advanced Parole

Advance Parole is a travel document sent to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows certain immigrants to travel outside the United States and return lawfully.


 

How to Apply for Advance Parole for Educational Purposes

    • 1 Step 1: Form I-131

      Form I-131

      This is an Application for Travel Document. This document is attained from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. To download the form, click on the link below.

      Download Form I-131

    • 2 Step 2: Form G-1145

      Form G-1145 (Recommended)

      Applicant will get quick electronic notifications about their application.

      Download Form G-1145

    • 3 Step 3: Letter of Request

      Letter of Request (Memo)

      A letter requesting Advance Parole.
      Please indicate the following in your letter:

      • Your Name
      • The Program
      • Where
      • Why

      This is your chance to add a personal touch to your applications. A sample memo can be found in the link below.

      Download Sample Memo

    • 4 Step 4: Employment Authorization Card

      Copy of Employment Authorization Card

      Make of copy of your authorization card for submission

       Employee Authorization Card
    • 5 Step 5: Provide Transcript

      Provide Transcript

      Provide an official transcript from your institution if you are going through a University or College program

    • 6 Step 6: Letter From Program Coordinator

      Letter From Employer

      Please indicate the following in the letter:

      • Your name
      • Where
      • Dates
      • Institution
      • Coordinator's Name
      • Coordinator's Title
      • Coordinator's Signature and Email Address
      • The course or program name as well as dates of the program and location
    • 7 Step 7: Passport Photos

      Passport Photos

      Include 2 passport photos

      Sample of Duplicate Photos

    • 8 Step 8: Copy Passport

      Copy Passport

      Make a copy of the first page of your passport (Recommended)

    • 9 Step 8: Send Payment

      Send Payment

      Send $360 money order and all of the other required documents to the following address:

      USCIS P.O. Box 5757
      Chicago, IL 60680-5757

      **Don't forget to keep a copy for yourself

      money order sample


 

How to Apply for Advance Parole for Humanitarian Purposes

 

    • 1 Step 1: Form I-131

      Form I-131

      This is an Application for Travel Document. This document is attained from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. To download the form, click on the link below.

      Download Form I-131

    • 2 Step 2: Form G-1145

      Form G-1145 (Recommended)

      Applicant will get quick electronic notifications about their application.

      Download Form G-1145

    • 3 Step 3: Letter of Request

      Letter of Request (Memo)

      A letter requesting Advance Parole.
      Please indicate the following in your letter:

      • Who
      • When
      • Where
      • Why

      This is your chance to add a personal touch to your applications. A sample memo can be found in the link below.

      Download Sample Memo

    • 4 Step 4: Employment Authorization Card

      Copy of Employment Authorization Card

      Make of copy of your authorization card for submission

       Employee Authorization Card
    • 5 Step 5: Birth Certificate

      Copy of Birth Certificate

      Please provide a copy of your birth certificate to prove familiar relationship

    • 6 Step 6: Passport Photos

      Passport Photos

      Include 2 passport photos

      Sample of Duplicate Photos

    • 7 Step 7: Copy Passport

      Copy Passport

      Make a copy of the first page of your passport (Recommended)

    • 8 Step 8: Send Payment

      Send Payment

      Send $360 money order and all of the other required documents to the following address:

      USCIS P.O. Box 5757
      Chicago, IL 60680-5757

      **Don't forget to keep a copy for yourself

      money order sample

    • 9 Step 9: Doctor's Letter

      Doctor's Letter

      Have the letter from your doctor contain the following information:

      • Doctor's Name
      • Hospital or Clinic Name
      • Name of Patient
      • Any Conditions
      • Prescriptions Taken

 

How to Apply for Advance Parole for Work Purposes

 

    • 1 Step 1: Form I-131

      Form I-131

      This is an Application for Travel Document. This document is attained from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. To download the form, click on the link below.

      Download Form I-131

    • 2 Step 2: Form G-1145

      Form G-1145 (Recommended)

      Applicant will get quick electronic notifications about their application.

      Download Form G-1145

    • 3 Step 3: Letter of Request

      Letter of Request (Memo)

      A letter requesting Advance Parole.
      Please indicate the following in your letter:

      • Company you work for
      • Your job title
      • Why you want to go abroad
      • Where you are going
      • Dates you plan on going

      This is your chance to add a personal touch to your applications. A sample memo can be found in the link below.

      Download Sample Memo

    • 4 Step 4: Employment Authorization Card

      Copy of Employment Authorization Card

      Make of copy of your authorization card for submission

       Employee Authorization Card
    • 5 Step 5: Provide Proof

      Provide Proof

      Please provide some type of proof for your trip (flyers,etc). It will give more credibility to your application.

    • 6 Step 6: Letter From Employer

      Letter From Employer

      Please indicate the following in the letter:

      • Where you are going
      • When you are going
      • Who you are
      • Why you need to go outside of the country
      • Company name
      • Job title
      • If this is your company, explain your title and job responsibility on the memo
    • 7 Step 7: Passport Photos

      Passport Photos

      Include 2 passport photos

      Sample of Duplicate Photos

    • 8 Step 8: Copy Passport

      Copy Passport

      Make a copy of the first page of your passport (Recommended)

    • 9 Step 9: Send Payment

      Send Payment

      Send $360 money order and all of the other required documents to the following address:

      USCIS P.O. Box 5757
      Chicago, IL 60680-5757

      **Don't forget to keep a copy for yourself

      money order sample


 

    • Mobile Questions About Form I-131

      Most Common Questions Regarding Form I-131

      Part 1:
      2.a. In Care of Name:

      This could be your name or someone else that can receive the mail for you. You can leave this blank or simply put "N/A (Not Applicable)"
      2.h. Province
      In the United States, there are no provinces. Leave it blank.
      6. Class of Admission:
      Status of last entry into the United States. If you are a DACA recipient, write "DACA"
      9. U.S. Social Security (if any):
      Write your DACA Social Security #


      Part 2: Application Type
      1. You must choose which application you are filling out. You are given multiple options. If you are to travel abroad through DACA, you would choose box 1.d. Leave the rest of the questions blank in this section.


      Part 3: Processing Information
      5.,6.,7.,8.,9. and 10
      These questions refer to where you would like your travel documents to be sent. You can choose any one of these. Number 5 is the most common choice


      Part 4: Information About Your Proposed Travel
      1.a
      1.b


      Part 5 & Part 6
      Leave these parts blank if you are applying through DACA


      Part 7
      1. How many trips do you intend to use this document?
      Depends on your trip. The rest of the questions of this section are left blank.