Advance parole is a travel document granting permission to certain foreign nationals to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad. These foreign nationals typically have applications pending for immigration benefits or for changes in nonimmigrant status. Advance parole must be obtained prior to leaving the U.S. Failure to do so may result in the foreign national being denied entry to the US and forfeiture of any pending application.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
In the immigration context, advance parole may be granted to a person who is already in the United States but needs to leave temporarily, without a visa. With advance parole, the applicant's pending immigration application will not be canceled while he or she is away. This helps preserve the person's right to return to the U.S. -- though it does not guarantee entry.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm