In November 2013, U.S. Immigration issued a Policy Memorandum regarding:
- the parole of spouses, children and parents of Active Duty Members of the United States Armed Forces;
- the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve;
- former Members of the United States Armed Forces;
- Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve;
- The Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(a)(6)(A)(i)
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:
- What is Parole in Place?
- How will my family member benefit from Parole?
- Who qualifies for Parole?
- How does my spouse, parent, or child apply for Parole?
- After the grant of parole, what is the next step?
The Definiton of Parole in Place
How will my family member benefit from Parole?
Who qualifies for Parole?
How does my spouse, parent, or child apply for Parole?
- 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.
After the grant of parole, what is the next step?
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 offices in Sacramento or Santa Clara (by appointment only).
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 and the Bay Area (Santa Clara) 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.