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Parole in Place (PIP) for Military Families

A basic overview of the program is provided here. If you have further inquiries as to the application process or whether or not this is the correct route for your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Parole in place (PIP) is a special program for certain undocumented family members of active or veteran U.S. military personnel. PIP allows these non-citizen family members residing in the U.S. unlawfully to apply for a green card without having to leave the country, a significant benefit unavailable to family members of civilians.


PIP is reserved only for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens in the military. The U.S. citizen in the military must be one of the following:

  • An active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • A current member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.
  • An individual that has previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.

Furthermore, the immediate family member wishing to be granted PIP must be one of the following in relation to the U.S. citizen in the military:

  • Spouse.
  • Parent.
  • Unmarried child under the age of twenty-one.


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