Re-Parole Process Extension for Ukrainian Citizens: How Our Firm Can Assist

Sun 03rd Mar, 2024 General

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an extension of the re-parole process for certain Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members. Effective February 27, 2024, applications for re-parole will be accepted and considered on a case-by-case basis under section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

To be eligible for re-parole under this process, applicants must meet specific criteria, including:

  1. Being a Ukrainian citizen or immediate family member who was paroled into the United States on or after February 11, 2022.
  2. Demonstrating continued urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit for a new period of parole, along with any additional factors.
  3. Warranting a favorable exercise of discretion.
  4. Being physically present in the United States.
  5. Complying with the conditions of the initial parole.
  6. Clearing biographic and biometric background checks.

Applicants can submit Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, along with supporting documentation and the appropriate filing fee or fee waiver request. The form can be submitted online through a USCIS Online Account or on paper by mail.

At PFHG, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive assistance to individuals navigating complex immigration procedures. Our team of experienced immigration attorneys is ready to assist Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members throughout the re-parole application process. Here’s how we can help:

  1. Expert Guidance: Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of immigration laws and procedures. We will provide personalized guidance tailored to each client’s unique circumstances, ensuring a thorough understanding of the re-parole process.

  2. Document Preparation: We will assist in gathering and preparing all required documentation, meticulously reviewing each document to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  3. Application Submission: Our team will handle the entire application submission process, ensuring that all forms are completed correctly and submitted within the designated timelines.

  4. Communication and Updates: We will maintain open communication with clients, providing regular updates on the status of their application and addressing any concerns or inquiries promptly.

  5. Advocacy and Representation: In the event of challenges or issues during the application process, our attorneys will advocate on behalf of our clients, utilizing our expertise to overcome obstacles and achieve a favorable outcome.

Furthermore, for individuals who were paroled into the United States under the Uniting for Ukraine initiative, we will ensure compliance with all requirements, including vaccine attestations and medical screenings for tuberculosis.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with the re-parole application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to providing support and guidance to Ukrainian citizens seeking safety and stability in the United States.

Together, we can navigate through these challenging times and work towards a better future.