Military Parole in Place Information

Military Parole in Place Overview

Parole in place or PIP is a process that may allow some family members of military personnel (active duty, Reserves, veterans or members of the National Guard) to be able to remain in the United States even if they did not lawfully enter the United States. If parole in place is granted, the family member may then be eligible to file for adjustment of status in order to become a permanent resident and to get a green card.

Who can parole in place help?

Parole in place is one of the few options that may allow some people who entered the United States illegally to get a green card while in the United States. In most cases, a person who did not enter the United States lawfully cannot apply for a green card while in the United States. This is often the situation for someone who entered without inspection (EWI) such as by being smuggled into the United States. Instead, in order for a person who did not lawfully enter the United States to get a green card they must normally apply for an immigrant visa in their home country. This process can lead to lengthy family separations, which can be very stressful to military families.

PIP can assist some military immediate family members by providing a path to get a green card without having to leave the United States and endure a family separation. You can view PIP as basically fixing the immigration issue related to not having lawfully entered the United States.

How We Can Help With Your Parole in Place Application

Immigration Lawyer Parole in Place Services

You are not required to work with an immigration lawyer, but working with one can be very helpful and can help minimize the stress involved in the military parole in place process.

Our immigration lawyer parole in place services include the following:

  • Explain the parole in place process in detail to you to help you decide if it is the best process for you
  • Review your immigration history to make sure that you qualify for parole in place and adjustment of status if your parole in place is approved
  • Research and resolve any special issues with your case to minimize the risk that your application will be denied
  • Prepare all forms necessary for your parole in place and adjustment of status applications, including your I-130, I-130A, I-485, I-765, I-131 and I-864
  • Pepare any legal letters or memos needed for your case
  • Identify the supporting documents needed for your application
  • Assist with preparing any affidavits or declarations needed for your case
  • Assist you in preparing for your parole in place and green card interviews
  • Prepare and submit responses to any standard Requests for Evidence received from USCIS
  • Attend your parole in place and green card interviews with you