What It Is Advance Parole

Advance Parole is an extraordinary measure document used to bring otherwise inadmissible alien to the United States for a temporay period of time due to a compelling reason.

Advance Parole is a document that is requested and authorized in advance based on an expectation that the alien will be presenting himself for inspection without a valid visa in the future.8 C.F.R. § 212.5(f). Advance parole can be requested from abroad or at a port of entry, but typically it is sought by an alien who is already inside the United States and who wants to leave temporarily but fears that he will either be excluded as an inadmissible alien upon return or be deemed to have abandoned a pending application for an immigration benefit.

According to a decision in the Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly, decided on April 17, 2012, departure under Advance Parole pursuant to adjustment of status and return would not trigger the unlawful presence bar under 212 (a)(9)(B).