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:
Parolees must depart the United States before the expiration of their parole. You may submit a request for reparole, which must be approved by USCIS. Parole does not grant any immigration benefits.
Requirements for Parole
Filing for Parole
To file for parole you must:
If you are represented by an attorney, he or she must file a Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative.
All requests for parole must be submitted to:
USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
You will receive a written notice once we have received your application and again when your case has been decided. If you do not receive a response within 120 business days, then you may contact the Parole Branch in writing at the address above.
If you are currently in removal proceedings or have been previously removed from the United States, you will need to submit your request to:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Homeland Security Investigations/Investigative Services Division
Parole and Law Enforcement Program Unit (PLEPU)
500 12th St SW, Mail Stop 5112
Washington, DC 20536
File a request for re-parole at least 90 days before the expiration date on your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.
To apply for an extension of parole with USCIS you must:
You must submit requests for extensions of parole to the following address:
USCIS Dallas Lockbox
Denied Parole Requests
There is no appeal from denial of parole. However, if there are significant new facts that are relevant to your application, you may submit new documents with updated supporting evidence following the “Filing for Parole” procedure outlined above.
If you need humanitarian parole for medical reasons, you must submit the following, with documentation to support any assertions, where available:
Parole for Children with Medical Needs
Parole of children, including for medical needs, requires the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarianparole
Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/01/2014