Miami, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: I-134A - Humanitarian Parole - Nicaragua Minors traveling to USA

Does the minor need to travel with a legal guardian if both parents are living in the United States or are they able to travel with a relative who has a visa to enter the USA and bring them to the parents?

Obtaining legal guardianship in Nicaragua takes up to 150 days and there is no telling when the I-34A process may end.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: For Humanitarian Parole under U.S. immigration law, a minor does not necessarily need to travel with a legal guardian, but the U.S. authorities will typically want assurance that the minor will be safely cared for upon arrival. A relative with a valid visa could potentially accompany the minor, but approval is discretionary and depends on the specific circumstances presented in the application. Keep detailed documentation about the minor's situation and the plans for their care in the U.S. to support your case.

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