Humanitarian Travel

Requirements:

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Per the USCIS website, the basic requirements for Humanitarian Travel include, but are not limited to:

  • There are urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons for the beneficiary to be in the United States
  • The beneficiary merits a favorable exercise of discretion

URGENT HUMANITARIAN REASONS

There is no statutory or regulatory definition of “urgent humanitarian reasons.” United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers look at all circumstances. Key factors (but not limited to) are as follows:

  • Whether or not the circumstances are pressing
  • The effect of the circumstances on the individual’s welfare
  • The degree of suffering that may result if parole is not authorized

An applicant may demonstrate urgency by establishing a reason to be in the United States that calls for immediate or other time-sensitive action. Reasons include (but are not limited to):

  • Critical medical treatment
  • The need to visit, assist or support a family member who is at an end of life stage of an illness or disease

For more information on Humanitarian Travel eligibility click here https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/humanitarian-or-significant-public-benefit-parole-individuals-outside-united-states

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