Work Reasons

Advance Parole for WORK PURPOSES:

  • Oversea assignments
  • Interviews
  • Conference and trainings
  • Meetings
  • Activities regarding your business

Use the following link to view an example of how to fill out form I-131

To download the I-131 and the G-1145 (DACA recipients cannot submit Advance Parole online) go to:


1) Letter of your current boss (employer)

The letter must indicate the name of your employer, your name, where are you going, why are you going, and when are you going.  Also, it needs to have the program’s dates (duration of trip).  The employer may add additonal information they believe to be appropriate. Example of the letter BELOW:

2)Letter of the boss or leader from the country you are trying to travel (if applicable or available, optinal but recommended if available).  The letter must indicate their name, your name, where you are going, why you are going, and when are you going.

3) A flyer or notice of your assignment in the foreign country (optional).

4) A copy of your passport (only the first page, where it indicates your name, sex, age and picture).

5) A copy of your employment card (work authorization card)

6) Two passport pictures (required)

7) Your l-797 notice for your I-821D (The pretty page that you received when your DACA document arrived) If you already renewed send your renewal l-797 notice NOT the initial DACA.  If you do not have this piece of paper, the copy of your EAD (work authorization card) is enough).

Example of the I-797 notice

8) A money order or check of $575 to U.S Department of Homeland Security

9) A “letter of request” also known as a memo, indicating where you are going, when are you going and why. An example below:

10) Form G-1145 (recommended) enables USCIS to send you E-mails and texts regarding the process of your case.

The form G-1145 must be on top of all your documents, then the letter of request, and third your I-131 form.

Send your documents on a big yellow envelope to:

P.O. Box 5757
Chicago, IL 60680-5757

or via Express mail

ATTN: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

It does not matter what State you live in, all DACA recipients requesting Advance Parole must send the documents to Chicago (above address).

Please send your packet as certified mail at the postal office (it is safer).

Disclaimer: This information was not written by a lawyer but by very well informed individuals, if you need legal assistance please visit to find a professional counsel.