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Is advance parole a status?

Is advance parole a status?

When you apply for your green card from the United States, your application type is called an “adjustment of status.” An Advance Parole travel permit allows current adjustment of status applicants to leave the United States for a temporary period and return without effectively discontinuing their application.

What happens when you come back to the US on advance parole?

If you come back to the US with an Advanced Parole, you are considered to be in parolee status; however, you do not need an EAD to work for your H-1 sponsoring employer. Furthermore you can still apply for an extension of H-1B status or transfer H-1B status to bring you back into H-1B status from parolee status.

Where do I file an advance parole application?

A: For an employment-based adjustment of status, the Advance Parole application is filed with either the Phoenix (USCIS Phoenix Lockbox P.O. Box 21281, Phoenix, Arizona 85036), Dallas (USCIS Dallas Lockbox P.O. Box 660866, Dallas, Texas 75266) or Chicago (USCIS Chicago Lockbox P.O.

What’s the validity of an advance parole document?

Q: What is the valid duration of an Advance Parole? A: The advance parole document is valid for up to one year and during that period, an alien may make multiple entries into the United States.

Can a person on advance parole apply for EAD?

A: No. If you resume your employment with the same employer for whom you had previously been authorized to work as an L-1 non-immigrant, and do not use your EAD, you will be in parolee status. You can still apply for an extension of L-1 status and this will bring you back to valid L-1 status.

How does advance parole travel with adjustment of status work?

Advance Parole for adjustment of status applicants resolves two issues: Allows the AOS applicant to return to the U.S. after travel abroad without obtaining a visa Preserves a pending adjustment of status application (Form I-485) already filed with USCIS How to Apply for Advance Parole

How much does it cost to apply for Advance parole?

Normally, the Form I-131 fee for an Advance Parole document is $575. If you filed a Form I-485 (adjustment of status application) on/after July 30, 2007, with a fee, and that I-485 application is still pending, there is no USCIS fee for advance parole.

When to apply for Advance parole for an alien?

Aliens in the United States should, prior to departure, obtain Advance Parole in order to re-enter the United States after travel abroad if they have: Filed an application for adjustment of status but have not received a decision from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;

What happens if you leave the US without advance parole?

But there’s a problem – leaving the country can put your adjustment of status (AOS) application in jeopardy. Generally, an AOS applicant that leaves the United States without without advance parole will abandon the I-485 application and will likely have trouble reentering.