Parole in Place for Military Families, The Solution if you do not have Legal Status










In November 2013, U.S. Immigration issued a Policy Memorandum regarding:

Another Policy Memorandum issued in November 2016 clarified and supplemented guidance issued by USCIS with respect to designated family members of certain military personnel and veterans. Here at the The Ranchod Law Group we have gathered the most significant Frequently Asked Questions on this topic:

  1. What is Parole in Place?
  2. How will my family member benefit from Parole?
  3. Who qualifies for Parole?
  4. How does my spouse, parent, or child apply for Parole?
  5. After the grant of parole, what is the next step?

The Definiton of Parole in Place

The United States recognizes the important sacrifices made by armed forces members, veterans, enlistees and their families and provides discretionary options such as parole in place or deferred action on a case-by-case basis. USCIS may grant parole in place on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit under.

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How will my family member benefit from Parole?

During any period of parole your family member will be able to live and work legally in the U.S.. Your family member will be able to obtain a work permit, a social security number, a license, and to be able to travel outside of the United States with permission.

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Who qualifies for Parole?

Spouses, children and parents of active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.

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How does my spouse, parent, or child apply for Parole?

Your immigration attorney will prepare all forms on your relative’s behalf and will need to submit the following as proof:

  • Two identical, color, passport style photographs of the applicant;
  • Evidence of the family relationship between the applicant and you (the military or former military personnel), for example, a marriage certificate or birth certificate as applicable;
  • Evidence that you are an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve or proof that you previously served in the United States Armed Forces or the Selected Reserve or the Ready Reserve such as a photocopy of both the front and back of the service member’s military identification card (DD Form 1173);
  • Evidence of any additional favorable discretionary factors that the applicant wishes to have considered like letter of reference, proof of educational or professional accomplishments, or community service.

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After the grant of parole, what is the next step?

Depending on specific immigration and criminal history, your relative may be able to apply for lawful permanent residency (greencard). Eventually, lawful permanent residency can lead to obtaining United States Citizenship.

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Call the The Ranchod Law Group today at (916) 613-3553, send an email or fill in the form and describe your particular situation and we’ll get back to you to arrange an appointment at our office in Sacramento

Experience in dealing with immigration needs of military personnel and their families

The The Ranchod Law Group can offer experience in dealing with the particular immigration needs of military personnel and their families: we are very sensitive to your unique circumstances.

We can help you no matter where you are based

We have offices conveniently located in Sacramento Stockton but we can help you all over the U.S. and abroad. Even if you have to move regularly for your military commitments we can still help you and your family. Contact us now at (916) 613-3553 or (209) 219-2377.