CIS Ombudsman’s Office Announces Change To Policy for Advance Parole Travel Applications

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:45pm

The CIS Ombudsman’s office recently announced a change with respect to its adjudication policy for advance parole travel document applications.  Under the prior policy, an advance parole application would be denied by USCIS if the applicant departed the U.S. while the application was pending with USCIS. USCIS has now modified its policy to clarify that if the advance parole applicant currently maintains a valid advance parole travel document, valid for the entire duration of his or her time abroad, then the pending advance parole application will not be considered abandoned and should not be denied by USCIS on these grounds.