Beginning June 8, 2023, Afghan nationals paroled into the United States on or after July 31, 2021, with an “OAR” or “PAR” class of admission can now apply for an additional two-year period of parole (“re-parole”) and for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) (“EAD renewal”) without paying a fee. The new streamlined and fee-exempted application process is available only to self-filers through the USCIS online account or by filing a paper application.
Instructions on how to file
- USCIS Re-Parole Process for Certain Afghans webpage
- USCIS Informational Video on how to file for re-parole through the USCIS online account
- USCIS Afghan Re-Parole FAQs
Documents needed to file
Applicants must submit at least one government-issued identity document that shows their photo, name, and date of birth. Examples of acceptable documents include:
- A copy of both sides of an Employment Authorization Document or a driver’s license from the state government where applicant is living
- A copy of the applicant’s passport, including the biographical page and visas issued from any country
- A copy of both sides of the applicant’s Tazkira
Benefits of filing online
While applicants can file on paper or online through their my.USCIS.gov account, USCIS notes several advantages to online filing: there, applicants can check the status of your case and access notices sent by USCIS, communicate with USCIS, update your address, and respond to Requests for Evidence.
Dari and Pashto instructions for filing online