United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published on it’s website that applicants filing for a Form I-131 Travel Document will not have their applications considered abandoned if they travel abroad with an approved advance parole document while a second one is pending provided that the first approved advance parole document is valid for the entire duration of the travel.
This is an update from a recent policy announcement wherein travelling abroad while an application for advance parole is pending will result in the denial of that application due to abandonment. The same holds true even if the applicant has a separate valid advance parole document or a valid U.S. visa, specifically H, K, L, or V visa to return to the United States.
If a pending Form I-131 has been denied, the applicant may consider submitting a new application to USCIS. If there is any confusion or questions on travelling abroad while applying for advance parole, contact a licensed immigration for further assistance.
by: Enterline and Partners Consulting