Who Is Eligible to Apply for Advance Parole as a DACA Recipient
Simply wanting to take a vacation is not enough to qualify DACA recipients for an Advance Parole travel document. Approved for DACA is just the beginning of the analysis for Advanced Parole. You will need to show not only that you have been approved for DACA, but that you have a reason for traveling, either for:
- educational purposes, including taking part in a study abroad program or doing academic research, or
- employment purposes, including overseas assignments or client meetings, interviews, conferences, training, and travel needed to pursue a job with a foreign employer in the United States.
- humanitarian purposes, which include medical assistance, to attend a family member's funeral, visiting a sick relative, or some other urgent family-related matter.
Generally the first two reasons are approved more than the third reason for humanitarian purposes. One reason is documentation for the third reason tends to be lacking more than the first two reasons. Along with your application, you will need to supply authoritative documentary evidence to back up whichever of these purposes you claim. For example, saying Grandma is sick is not enough to be eligible to travel. Something authoritative is essential.
If you are in any doubt as to whether your reason for travel is sufficient, by all means consult National Immigration Attorneys. For a flat fee, you will greatly improve your chances that your application fee won't go to waste and we will do everything to get your Advanced Parole granted.