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Humanitarian Parole Guidelines

A humanitarian parole application package should contain ALL of the following:

  • Original Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
  • Original Form I-134, Affidavit of Support
  • Filing fee
  • Detailed explanation of the reasons why you are applying for humanitarian parole and the length of time for which you need humanitarian parole (the maximum time is usually limited to 1 year)
  • Detailed explanation of why you cannot obtain a U.S. nonimmigrant visa from the U.S. Department of State including:
    • when and where you attempted to obtain visas
    • if you were denied, send a copy of the denial letter given to you
  • Detailed explanation of the reasons why you cannot obtain any required waiver of inadmissibility and a copy of the denial letter if you received one
  • Copies of any previously approved immigrant petitions (Forms I-130, I-140, I-360)
  • Copies of supporting documents (i.e. tax returns, doctor’s letters, etc) can also be referred to as evidence

Important Notes:

  • If you need humanitarian parole for medical reasons, you must submit an explanation from a medical doctor stating the diagnosis, prognosis,  the reasons why you cannot obtain treatment in your home country or in a neighboring country, how long the treatment will be, how the treatment will be paid for and the cost of the treatment.
  • Applications are not processed until all documents are received.
  • All supporting documents must be included with the application when it is submitted to us.
    All requests for parole must be submitted to:

    USCIS Dallas Lockbox
    For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
    PO Box 660865
    Dallas, TX. 75266

    For Express mail and courier deliveries:
    Attn:  HP
    2501 S. State Hwy 121, Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/15/2010