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ADVANCE PAROLE

Advanced paroles are permits for a non-U.S. national, who do not own a valid immigrant visa. To reenter the United States after traveling abroad, they have to obtain an advance parole by filing for an I-131 Form (“Application for Travel Document”), with supporting documentation, photos and a fee, at a local USCIS office.

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LEGAL FEE

Our prices are matched to meet the competitive standards of the services that are offered at other firms. Our hands on approach along with the speed at which we expedite the process are why we offer our services at these prices.

– Legal Fee: $1500

– Filing Fee: $575*

– Bio-metrics Services Fee: $85

*This pricing is for one person, however, this may vary depending on ages and how many people are traveling. Click Here to calculate it. 

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CASE PROCESSING OVERVIEW

Tsang & Associates focuses on the efficiency of the process and to do that we focus on expediting the process. Below are the steps and how long we estimate it will take based on previous clients.

STEP 1: PREPARE AND FILE EXPEDITED PERMIT REQUEST

We help you prepare your expedited request statement, including the details of your travel urgency and the consequences of your inability to leave the U.S. We collect and complete the paperwork and file in 1-2 days. For our overseas clients, we file the same day of your arrival to the U.S.

Time: Same day processing

STEP 2: REQUEST USCIS SUPERVISORY REVIEW

We contact USCIS and make the expedited request for supervisory review so that your case is expedited the moment that USCIS receives it.

Time: Within 1 week

STEP 3: OBTAIN APPROVAL FOR EARLY BIOMETRICS

We contact the biometrics center to get approval to schedule your biometrics early. Once approval is received, we accompany you to the biometrics center to complete the biometrics process. For our overseas clients, you are able to fly back to your home country once the biometrics process is complete.

Time: 10-20 days from date of filing

STEP 4: PROCESSED BY USCIS & PERMIT RECEIVED IN 2-4 MONTHS

USCIS will send your permit in 2-4 months. Once we receive your permit, we will FedEx it to you on the same day.

Time: 2-4 days depending on international mailing

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M ELIGIBLE FOR ADVANCE PAROLE?

ELIGIBLE

Aliens in the United States should, prior to departure, obtain Advance Parole to reenter the United States after travel abroad if they:

  • Filed an application for adjustment of status but have not received a decision from the USCIS.
  • Possess an urgent personal or bona fide reason to travel temporarily abroad.

Any adjustment of status applicant who leaves the US without advance parole is automatically considered abandoning his/her application for adjustment of status. Such a person will not be allowed back in the US. The person would have to do consular processing while remaining out of US.

INELIGIBLE

Aliens in the United States that want to leave the country, but are still not eligible for Advance Parole if they are:

  • In the United States illegally
  • An exchange alien subject to the foreign residence requirement.
  • Should obtain a different type of I-131, such as a Reentry Permit or a Refugee Travel Document

Please note that Advance Parole does not guarantee admission into the United States. Aliens with Advance Parole are still subject to the immigration inspections process at the port of entry.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?

  • A copy of a document showing your current status in the US

  • An explanation (or evidence) for the circumstances that prove why you qualify for an Advance Parole

  • Prepared and signed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

  • A copy of a photo identity document (with photo, name and date of birth) such as an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) or driver’s license

  • A copy of Form I-797 that proves your I-485 application was accepted

  • Two identical passport-style color photographs

HOW LONG WILL MY ADVANCE PAROLE BE VALID?

An advance parole document is valid for up to one year. During that period, every alien can enter and exit the United States multiple times. Also, an advance parole document may be renewed, so long as the renewal application is filed at least 120 days before the previously issued advance parole expires.

WHERE DO WE TURN IN ALL THE DOCUMENTS?

The documents will be turned into Application Support Centers (ASC). They offer fingerprinting services, usually after filing. All of the offices can be found Here.

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SAMPLES & TEMPLATES

Attorney Brief: [coming soon] We will provide an attorney brief with each of the reentry permits.

Cover Letter: [coming soon] We will also provide a cover letter with each of the permits.

Sample Request for Evidence: [coming soon] This is sent to us to help us strengthen our case.

Forms: Here is a list of the forms that are needed by USCIS

Sample Checklist: We look at the client’s unique situation and create customized checklists to strengthen their cases.

USCIS Fee Calculator: This is to help calculate how much the filing fee will be.

USCIS Mailing Address: This address is where it is mailed to USCIS.

USCIS Processing Timetable: This will help you figure out how long it will take to process.

ASC Field Offices: Listed are the addresses of the field offices for the bio-metrics.

Advance Paroles: Additional information on Advance Paroles can be found on this pdf.

SCHEDULE A SESSION

Call or email us to set up your 1-hour consultation. Easily pay the $250 consultation fee over the phone or through our email link. If you would like to have a quick chat with our team before setting up the consultation, feel free to use the calendar on the right to book your 10 minute call.

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