Updated in February 2012
Advance Parole Documents
If you have lost or are not in possession of the unexpired Advance Parole Document that was issued to your prior to your departure from the United States, and need a replacement document, please contact the USCIS office in the U.S. at which the document was issued. The USCIS Tegucigalpa office cannot issue you a replacement.
Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency.
USCIS may grant parole temporarily:
- To anyone applying for admission into the United States based on urgent humanitarian reasons or if there is a significant public benefit.
- For a period of time that corresponds with the length of the emergency or humanitarian situation.
Parolees must depart the United States before the expiration of their parole. You may request an extension of parole, which must be approved by USCIS. Parole does not grant any immigration benefits.
Requirements for Parole
- Anyone can file an application for humanitarian parole.
- You may file an application for parole if you cannot obtain the necessary admission documents from Department of State.
- You cannot use parole to avoid normal visa-issuing procedures or to bypass immigration procedures. As noted above, there must be an urgent humanitarian reason or significant public benefit for the parole to be granted.
- To see if you can obtain the necessary admission documents from the Department of State, see the "U.S. Department of State Visa Information."
Please visit the USCIS website for filing instructions.