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    I am confused about something, if an asylee has applied for I485 would there be a need to apply for Advance parole to travel outside of USA? There was always a travel document that took care of things in the past. Please advise.

    I got the following from USCIS Site


    Press Release
    USCIS REMINDS APPLICANTS FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS TO OBTAIN
    ADVANCE PAROLE BEFORE SUMMER TRAVEL ABROAD
    WASHINGTON, DC - U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reminds individuals
    with an application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident, an application for relief
    under the NACARA 203, or an asylum application, that they must obtain Advance Parole by filing Form
    I-131-- Application for Travel Document (that will soon be available online at www.uscis.gov) with the
    USCIS before traveling abroad (see USCIS Travel Advisory Questions and Answers). Advance Parole is
    permission to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad in order to continue processing for
    adjustment of status. Such individuals must be approved for Advance Parole before leaving the United
    States. Travel outside of the United States without advance parole may have severe consequences for
    certain individuals who are in the process of adjusting their status. Such individuals may be unable to
    return to the United States, their applications may be denied, or both.
    "Issuing this travel reminder ensures that our USCIS customers are aware of the immigration travel
    requirements before they make summer travel plans to their home country," said Eduardo Aguirre,
    Director of USCIS.
    Applicants can apply for Advance Parole at a local USCIS district office or a USCIS Service Center.
    Processing time for Service Centers ranges from 90-150 days while local district offices vary from district
    to district. Applicants planning travel abroad should plan ahead due to the busy summer travel season.
    Note:
    Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, aliens who depart the
    United States after being unlawfully present in the United States for certain periods can be barred from
    admission to lawful permanent resident status, even if they have obtained Advance Parole. Those aliens
    who have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than 180 days, but less than one year are
    inadmissible for three years; those who have been unlawfully present for a year or more are inadmissible
    for 10 years. Aliens who are unlawfully present, depart the U.S. and subsequently reenter under a grant
    of parole, may nevertheless be ineligible to adjust their status.
    USCIS urges all aliens with pending applications for adjustment of status to consult an immigration
    attorney, immigration assistance organization accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals, the
    USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or the USCIS web site: www.uscis.gov
    before making any foreign travel plans.
    - USCIS -
    On March 1, 2003, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services became one of three legacy INS components to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is
    charged with fundamentally transforming and improving the delivery of immigration and citizenship services, while enhancing our nation's security


    Reference:

    http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffa...ory5_24_04.pdf


    Thanks
    Copper

  • #2
    I am confused about something, if an asylee has applied for I485 would there be a need to apply for Advance parole to travel outside of USA? There was always a travel document that took care of things in the past. Please advise.

    I got the following from USCIS Site


    Press Release
    USCIS REMINDS APPLICANTS FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS TO OBTAIN
    ADVANCE PAROLE BEFORE SUMMER TRAVEL ABROAD
    WASHINGTON, DC - U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reminds individuals
    with an application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident, an application for relief
    under the NACARA 203, or an asylum application, that they must obtain Advance Parole by filing Form
    I-131-- Application for Travel Document (that will soon be available online at www.uscis.gov) with the
    USCIS before traveling abroad (see USCIS Travel Advisory Questions and Answers). Advance Parole is
    permission to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad in order to continue processing for
    adjustment of status. Such individuals must be approved for Advance Parole before leaving the United
    States. Travel outside of the United States without advance parole may have severe consequences for
    certain individuals who are in the process of adjusting their status. Such individuals may be unable to
    return to the United States, their applications may be denied, or both.
    "Issuing this travel reminder ensures that our USCIS customers are aware of the immigration travel
    requirements before they make summer travel plans to their home country," said Eduardo Aguirre,
    Director of USCIS.
    Applicants can apply for Advance Parole at a local USCIS district office or a USCIS Service Center.
    Processing time for Service Centers ranges from 90-150 days while local district offices vary from district
    to district. Applicants planning travel abroad should plan ahead due to the busy summer travel season.
    Note:
    Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, aliens who depart the
    United States after being unlawfully present in the United States for certain periods can be barred from
    admission to lawful permanent resident status, even if they have obtained Advance Parole. Those aliens
    who have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than 180 days, but less than one year are
    inadmissible for three years; those who have been unlawfully present for a year or more are inadmissible
    for 10 years. Aliens who are unlawfully present, depart the U.S. and subsequently reenter under a grant
    of parole, may nevertheless be ineligible to adjust their status.
    USCIS urges all aliens with pending applications for adjustment of status to consult an immigration
    attorney, immigration assistance organization accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals, the
    USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283, or the USCIS web site: www.uscis.gov
    before making any foreign travel plans.
    - USCIS -
    On March 1, 2003, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services became one of three legacy INS components to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is
    charged with fundamentally transforming and improving the delivery of immigration and citizenship services, while enhancing our nation's security


    Reference:

    http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffa...ory5_24_04.pdf


    Thanks
    Copper

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    • #3
      Advance parole and travel documents are two different documents. An asylee is required to obtain a travel document because he/she can't use his/her passport anymore. The advance parole is a requirement so he/she may be able to return to the United States after a brief travel. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE ASYLEE IS NOT ALLOW TO TRAVEL TO HIS/HER COUNTRY while the resident is pending.

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