WHAT IS ADVANCE PAROLE?
If you were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or have TPS you may be eligible to travel outside of the United States through Advance Parole. To be granted advance parole, you must show that your travel outside of the United States will be for (1) educational, (2) employment or (3) humanitarian purposes. For example:
- Educational purposes- such as a semester studying abroad
- Employment purposes- such as an overseas conference, training or meeting
- Humanitarian purposes- such as travel to attend funeral for a family member, visit ailing relative or obtain medical treatment
Remember, if you travel outside the United States without first receiving advance parole, USCIS will automatically terminate your deferred action. You must first file your application for advance parole, and be approved before exiting the United States. Travel for vacation is not a valid purpose.