When used properly, advance parole is a document that is perfectly legal and safe to use.
If you have a pending application for an Adjustment of Status Green Card or a marriage-based Green Card, Advance Parole serves the same purpose as a US Visa, allowing re-entry to the United States upon returning.
Should I travel with advance parole?
An advance parole document is perfectly safe when used appropriately, but there are a number of conditions that apply for it to be truly appropriate. Generally speaking, you should only travel outside the United States with advance parole in an emergency situation.
Can I travel with advance parole card?
The Advance Parole travel document permits reentry to the United States after travel abroad and preserves a pending I-485 application. During the adjustment of status (AOS) process, the applicant can remain in the United States while waiting for his or her green card. This is a long and expensive journey.
How long can I travel with advance parole?
You can only remain outside the United States, however, as long as you re-enter the U.S. before the expiration date printed on your travel document. The travel document is valid for one year after it’s issued, typically within 150 days (in some cases longer) after submitting your application materials to USCIS.