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Humanitarian Parole (USCIS Form I-131)

you have a urgent humanitarian reason (Afghans, and their extended families, who helped USA coalition)
Important update
You need a 3rd party threat letter
HP applications have been getting rejected because they don’t have a 3rd party threat letter. This was a requirement set after the applications were sent in. It is strategy called “moving the goal post”.
If you are outside of the United States, you may request humanitarian parole into the United States based on urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons for a temporary period.
If you are in Afghanistan, you may file a request for humanitarian parole, or someone may file one for you. However, because the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is closed and all normal consular services in Afghanistan have been suspended, you may need to travel to a third country for processing before we approve humanitarian parole.
Anyone may request humanitarian parole for themselves, or on behalf of another individual, by filing a. Please check the “Humanitarian Parole” section of our webpage for information on where to mail your application. The must include the applicable filing fee or fee waiver request (using , or a written request). See the USCIS webpage on . Each family member must complete a separate Form I-131. However, you may submit them together in one envelope if desired.
If you are requesting a fee waiver, you may file one Form I-912 or written fee waiver request for all family-related applications filed at the same time. Each individual requesting a fee waiver must sign the Form I-912 or the written fee waiver request. If you are unable to provide documents demonstrating your inability to pay the filing fee, you must provide a detailed explanation. USCIS may grant your request for fee waiver in the absence of supporting documents so long as you provide this detailed explanation and you are otherwise eligible for a fee waiver.
You must include a , and supporting documentation with each humanitarian parole request. This form serves as evidence of a sponsor who has agreed to provide financial support to the parolee while paroled in the United States. There may be multiple sponsors, the beneficiary may self-sponsor, or an organization may support the parolee by submitting a Form I-134. Where an organization is the sponsor, a letter from the organization committing to support the beneficiary may be included with the humanitarian parole application if an employee of an organization cannot complete the Form I-134. Information regarding support during the humanitarian parole period should include any special needs of the beneficiary. See the webpage (“The Need for a Sponsor” section).
It is essential that the beneficiary’s best contact information (email address, phone number, and physical address) is included in the parole application, either on the Form I-131’s applicable section or on a supplemental document, and that USCIS is notified of any changes to that contact information. Once the beneficiary is able to make private arrangements to travel to a third country where there is a U.S. embassy or consulate, the beneficiary must notify USCIS immediately at HumanitarianParole@uscis.dhs.gov.
Anyone seeking humanitarian parole is encouraged to read the . It is important to carefully review the type of evidence that may be necessary to support a request for humanitarian parole. Submitting all required documentation and evidence in the beginning allows USCIS to process your application more quickly and efficiently. For further information on eligibility for humanitarian parole and instructions for filing, please visit USCIS’s for Individuals Outside the United States webpage.

Additional Information on Refugee Processing and Special Immigrant Visas:

Afghan nationals who have been persecuted or fear persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in particular social group, or political opinion may be eligible for resettlement in the United States or another country and are advised to reach out to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for potential referral for resettlement.
For further information on access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), please visit the Department of State website. The Department of State recently announced a new USRAP who have worked with the U.S. government, on U.S. government-funded programs or projects, or for U.S.-based non-governmental organizations and media organizations.
The U.S. government is committed to expeditiously processing visa applications for Afghan nationals who may be eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). For more information on eligibility for an SIV please refer to the Department of State webpage.


(just to show you that it isn’t just difficult for non-lawyers)

Basic Checklist / Steps

Download form from
then proceed below. G-28 form is only for use if you are represented by an attorney.
When filling out how much time you need in the USA, may be appropriate for that form field.
Follow instructions for filling out the form from
Great FAQ from Penn State Law:
Write EXPEDITE at top of pages
Add correct header information for attachments and any additional pages
at the top of each sheet:
type or print your name and
Alien Registration Number (A-Number) (if any) and
the Page Number, Part Number, and Item Number to which your answer refers.
Use form
Submit 1 form G-1450 for $575 Per I-131 form. So if you are submitting 5 i-131 forms for 5 individuals in a family, and submitting them in one packet, you need 5 G-1450 forms for $575 each. This is different from the fee waiver which only needs 1 form per family group or packet.

Attach email / text notification form G-1145
Can only use this if sending to a location like
USCISAttn: HP (Box 660865)
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003
Write this on the box (I saw it on the ...it’s worth a shot)

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