USCIS changes Form I-131 instructions regarding Advance Parole denials from international travel

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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.

 

By | 2018-12-17T17:33:56+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: Administrative Action, Travel|Comments Off on USCIS changes Form I-131 instructions regarding Advance Parole denials from international travel

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