Parole in Place For Families of Military Members and Veterans
To help military dependents secure permanent immigration status in the United States, USCIS grants parole to family members of veterans and military members. The purpose of parole is to minimize periods of family separation, and to facilitate adjustment of status within the United States by immigrants who are the spouses, parents and children of military members.
Parole is most frequently used to permit an alien who is outside the United States to come into U.S. territory. Effective November 2013, parole may also be granted to aliens who are already physically present in the U.S. without inspection or admission. The latter use of parole is called “parole in place”. The fact that the individual is a spouse, child or parent of a veteran or an active duty military member weighs heavily in favor of parole in place. Parole in place may be authorized in one-year increments, with re-parole as appropriate. Parole in place allows immediate relatives (spouse, child, parent) of veterans and active duty military members to file for adjustment of status (a Green Card). Thus, once an immediate relative obtains parole in place, he/she is eligible to get a Green Card.
The following military members may file for parole in place for their family members:
- Those serving in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces,
- Those serving in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve,
- Those previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces,
- Those previously served in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.
Please contact our office for more information about military parole in place.