|If you are in Saipan||If you are in Rota or Tinian|
|You must make an InfoPass appointment at the USCIS Office in Saipan through www.uscis.gov and bring all the documents listed above and your child to the appointment.|
You must mail your request to:
Parole may be issued for up to one year, depending upon the specifics of your case.
Nonimmigrant Student Status
The F student category may be an available option in some cases, particularly those involving private schools. However, the F student category is primarily intended for those with foreign residences, and the law provides certain strict limitation on the use of F status to attend any public secondary/high school. Please visit the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's website for more information.
Parole gives your child legal status to stay in the CNMI so that your child can study but parole does not give permission to work.
Parole for students who will be turning 18 this school year will be granted for the CNMI only and does not allow travel to any other part of the United States. If your child needs to travel, you will need to contact USCIS to apply.
On Sept. 29, 2011, USCIS announced that parole will be made available for children of CW-1 workers who are 18 years old or are 17 years old and will be turning 18 during the 2011/2012 school year, who are studying in a secondary or high school in the CNMI. The decision to provide parole for this group was made because children who are in secondary/high school who will turn 18 years old during the 2011/2012 school year would lose their lawful status if their parents applied for CW-2 status for them. USCIS is providing parole for this group to allow them to maintain a legal presence in the United States and be allowed to study. All USCIS parole decisions are made on a case by case basis based on urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.