USCIS Denying Pending Form I-131 for Abandonment
August 31st, 2017
USCIS has recently been denying Form I-131 (Application for Travel Document) for Advance Parole when the applicant has traveled abroad while the application is pending. These applications are being denied even if applicants hold a separate, valid advance parole document or valid H, K, L, or V visa to return to the United States.
Previously, USCIS had approved advance parole renewal applications for individuals who traveled abroad while the I-131 application was pending (using an approved Advance Parole or H, K, L, or V visa).
It is recommended that individuals who could be impacted by this change who need to travel contact an immigration attorney before traveling.
Categories: Immigration Blog