Parole in Place
PAROLE IN PLACE "PIP" FOR SERVICE MEMBERS
WHAT IS PAROLE IN PLACE?
To maintain family unity and morale, USCIS grants lawful status to certain relatives of US Citizen service members. Parents, spouses, and minor children of US service members can apply for Parole in Place. This program offers a path to lawful permanent residency (green card) and citizenship. Our firm recommends that the servicemember obtain US Citizenship before applying for PIP.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR PIP?
Parents of US Citizens and LPR's
Spouses of US Citizens and LPR's
Minor Children of US Citizens and LPR's
WHAT FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT FOR APPROVAL?
Being the relative of a servicemember is just one of many factors USCIS considers before approving a PIP case. Every case is decided on a case-by-case basis. The following factors could affect your case:
A criminal record (unlikely to be approved)
A deportation, or several immigration violations (unlikely to be approved)
A weak letter of recommendation from the servicemember (unlikely to be approved)
CAN I WORK AFTER GETTING PIP?
Not yet. First you must apply for a work permit. Once your PIP case is approved, you can immediately apply for a work permit. If the servicemember is a US citizen and is your spouse, parent, or adult child (over 21), you can also apply for a green card.
HOW LONG ARE THE PROCESSING TIMES?
It takes about six months to receive your PIP approval. If you apply for a green card after that, it will take about one year to receive the green card.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Our firm charges $500 for the initial PIP application. If approved, and the applicant qualifies for a green card, then our firm will charge $2,000 to process the immigrant petition, green card, and work permit. The filing fees to USCIS for the petition, green card, and work permit are $1,760.
For any other questions regarding Parole in Place, please contact our firm and come in for an initial consultation: (541) 255-2860. A consultation may also be booked online by clicking here.