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Advance parole a travel document giving you permission to leave and re-enter the United States while your immigration case is pending. Advance parole is required for people on a K1 visa, asylum applicants, parolees, people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and some people trying to adjust status, while in the U.S.

With this document, you may travel temporarily to another country and re-enter the United States without requiring a separate visa. Application for parole and approval is required before you leave the United States.

If you are required to have advance parole and you leave the U.S. without first obtaining this travel document, you may not be allowed to re-enter and your application may be considered to have been abandoned.

Advance parole can be obtained by filing Form I-131 Application for Travel Document.

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