Parole Extension for Afghans (I-131 Form)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that the agency will extend the initial parole granted to Afghan children under age 14 on 26 September 2023. The extension applies to Afghan children paroled by Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) between 30 July 2021 through 30 September 2022 with an OAR or PAR admission class. Similarly, USCIS will accept re-parole applications from Afghan adults admitted by CBP in the OAR or PAR admission class. The agency will extend parole by 2 years. An applicant can find the admission class on an I-94 Form issued by CBP. Applicants may apply for re-parole by filing the I-131 Form by paper or online. For Afghan self-petitioners, USCIS waives the filing fee for re-parole applications (I-131 Form) and the I-765 Form (work authorization). For self-petitioning applicants, USCIS also waives the requirement to file the I-134 financial support declaration.