advance parole

Get ready to embark on a journey through the world of Advance Parole, your passport to international travel while securing your U.S. immigration dreams. We’ll unveil the power of Advance Parole and how it can transform your life. As you go through this blog post, you’ll discover that The Law Office of Olena Manilich is your unwavering partner, offering expert legal services to ensure that your immigration path is not only smooth but also successful. Your dreams of global exploration and secure immigration status are within reach – let’s make them a reality together.

What is Advance Parole?

Advance Parole is a critical aspect of the immigration process, allowing certain individuals to temporarily leave the United States and re-enter. It is particularly relevant to those with pending immigration applications, such as adjustment of status, asylum, or refugee status. Whether you’re pursuing your American dream or simply want to visit your home country, Advance Parole can be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Why is Advance Parole Important?

  • Preservation of Immigration Status: Without Advance Parole, traveling abroad while your immigration application is pending could result in the abandonment of your case. Advance Parole ensures that your journey does not jeopardize your immigration status.
  • Reuniting with Family: Many immigrants wish to visit their home country to see loved ones. Advance Parole allows for these meaningful reunions without sacrificing immigration prospects.
  • International Opportunities: For business, education, or humanitarian purposes, Advance Parole opens doors to international experiences, contributing to personal and professional growth.

Where to Apply for Advance Parole

Applying for Advance Parole involves a careful process to ensure your travel plans align with immigration regulations. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  • Eligibility Assessment: Before applying, it’s crucial to determine your eligibility for Advance Parole. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney to assess whether your immigration status and purpose of travel meet the criteria.
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document: Advance Parole is typically applied for using Form I-131, available on the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. Ensure you download the latest version of the form.
  • Supporting Documentation: Gather all necessary supporting documentation, which may include a copy of your immigration petition or application, a letter explaining the purpose of your travel, and any other relevant materials.
  • Filing Fee: Check the USCIS website for the current filing fee associated with Form I-131. Ensure that you include the correct payment along with your application.
  • Application Submission: Carefully complete Form I-131 and compile all supporting documents. Submit your application to the appropriate USCIS service center. The specific service center depends on your location and immigration category, so be sure to check the USCIS website for the correct address.
  • Application Processing: Once submitted, USCIS will process your Advance Parole application. Processing times may vary, so it’s advisable to plan your travel well in advance to avoid any delays.
  • Traveling with Advance Parole: If your Advance Parole application is approved, you can proceed with your travel plans. Ensure you carry your Advance Parole document, as well as your passport and other necessary travel documents.

It’s important to note that Advance Parole is not a guarantee of entry upon your return to the United States. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will make the final determination when you re-enter the country. Being well-prepared and understanding the rules is vital to ensure a smooth return. If you have any questions or concerns about the Advance Parole application process, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Law Office of Olena Manilich for expert guidance and assistance. We’re here to support you at every stage of your immigration journey.

How Can We Assist You?

At The Law Office of Olena Manilich, we understand the complexities and challenges of the immigration process. Our dedicated legal team is here to provide you with comprehensive support:

  • Advance Parole Application: We will guide you through the Advance Parole application process, ensuring that all required documentation is correctly filed and increasing the likelihood of approval.
  • Legal Expertise: Our experienced immigration attorneys possess a deep understanding of the law. We will answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.
  • Document Preparation: We will assist you in compiling and organizing the necessary documents for your Advance Parole application, making the process smoother and more efficient.
  • Appeals and Denials: If your application is denied or you face other immigration challenges, we will explore all possible avenues, including appeals and alternative solutions.


Advance Parole can be your ticket to the world while maintaining your immigration status in the U.S. The Law Office of Olena Manilich is here to guide you through this journey and provide expert legal assistance at every step. Also, don’t mind checking our comprehensive immigration services.  Reach out to us, and let’s work together to unlock the opportunities that Advance Parole can offer on your path to realizing your American dream.