On November 19th, 2018 SPS Immigration posted on how USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna stated that USCIS would cease denying Advance Parole applications when a foreign national travels internationally. Director Cissna stated that USCIS would notify the public when it implemented this change.
USCIS recently updated the form instructions to Form I-131, confirming this policy shift back to its prior pattern and practice. Under “special instructions,” the Form I-131 form instructions now state, “…Individuals may travel on the approved advanced parole document, provided the document is valid for the entire duration of the time abroad. The pending Form I-131 will not be considered abandoned in this situation.”
Please contact SPS Immigration if you have questions on how this may impact your immigration case.