Humanitarian parole may be requested by foreign residents who cannot obtain a visa. Approval is not guaranteed, and certain requirements must be met. People who are wishing to benefit from this program are advised to seek experienced legal counsel to assist with the process. The Ohio immigration attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can may be able to help you.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, makes it possible for certain foreign nationals to apply for humanitarian parole. Someone who is eligible for this program may legally remain in the U.S. for a limited period of time.
Frequently, people seek assistance under this program to visit a seriously ill person in the U.S. or to attend a funeral. This program similarly may be appropriate for people who are seeking medical treatment in America. USCIS states that this program can be used for virtually any emergency or medical situation. However, humanitarian parole is not to be used to avoid obtaining a visa or other appropriate immigration document.
USCIS typically denies applications for this program if another means of legally entering the country is available. Accordingly, it is advisable to work with an immigration attorney who can help you decide which application process is right for your situation. This helps to avoid delays, saves money and ensures the smooth processing of application paperwork.
The Kent immigration attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can have already helped dozens of foreign nationals legally enter the U.S. for emergency reasons. With their assistance, it is possible to arrange a temporary visit in America. Additionally, some people may be able to extend their stay with an application for re-parole.
The application process for any program that allows you to enter the U.S. is complicated. Filing the wrong paperwork or failing to include all required items can cause significant delays. Contact Williams, Kratcoski & Can for assistance with all immigration issues. Their knowledge and experience make them the right allies for your situation.