TN 20 (04-13)
RM 10211.195 Evidence of Parolee Status When an Alien Submits Form I-94 or Unexpired Foreign Passport
An appropriately stamped Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) or unexpired foreign passport is evidence of the parolee’s legal immigration status only. Form I-94 does not establish employment authorization. Therefore, a parolee with only a Form I-94 or a parole stamp in the foreign passport can only apply for a non-work Social Security number (SSN), if eligible. For information on eligibility for a non-work SSN, see RM 10211.600.
A. Evidence of parole status
Form I-94 with a parole stamp in the upper right corner is evidence of parolee immigration status. If the parolee does not have a Form I-94, then a parole stamp in the unexpired foreign passport is sufficient evidence of parole status.
Generally, the stamp shows:
a “Parole Unit” designation or the stamp header “PAROLED;”
a purpose of parole (e.g., “Public Interest”) or a class of admission indicating parolee status (e.g., CP or OP); and
a port of entry, action date, and inspector stamp number.
An I-94 or unexpired foreign passport with a parole stamp may show a handwritten departure number when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically assigns the alien an I-94 number in their system.
If the parolee shows an I-94, the handwritten departure number supersedes the preprinted number. The preprinted number may or may not be crossed out.
Administrative Confidential Memorandum (ACM), for an exhibit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) parole stamp and recent examples
RM 10211.137 C, for an exhibit of a Form I-94 issued to a parolee
RM 10211.140, for instructions on entering nonimmigrant evidence in the Enumeration System
B. Verifying parolee status through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) when I-94 or unexpired foreign passport is submitted
1. SAVE verification of parolee status
SAVE verification of parolee status means the alien is:
present in the United States (U.S.) with Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) knowledge, and
not verification that the alien is authorized to work.
If the parolee has an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766), see RM 10211.200.
2. SAVE initial verification (IV) response
The SAVE IV response verifies the applicant is a parolee when:
the SAVE class of admission field shows a code of “CC,” “CH,” “CM,” “CP,” “DA,” “DT”, “OP” or “PR” and
the DHS response shows, “Non-Immigrant.”
3. SAVE additional verification (AV) response
The SAVE AV response verifies the applicant is a parolee when the DHS response shows either:
“Not Authorized Employment” and “Parolee,”
The DHS response shows “Non-Immigrant” and the SAVE class of admission field shows a code of “CC”, “CH”, ”CM,” “CP”, “DA”, “DT”, “OP” or “PR.”
RM 10211.135 Evidence of Non-immigrant Status for an SSN Card
RM 10211.137 Description of Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status and Admission Stamps
RM 10211.190 Evidence of Parolee Status for an SSN Card
RM 10211.600 Requests for an SSN from an Alien without Work Authorization