Definition - What does Advance Parole mean?
An advance parole is a document that gives foreign nationals who were residing in the U.S., and who then traveled outside the nation, legal permission to re-enter the country.
Advance paroles are very important for foreign nationals who travel because without them, they may have trouble getting back into the country.
Justipedia explains Advance Parole
If a person has an advance parole, they usually have an application pending for immigration benefits. This is because people who apply for advance paroles usually intend to return to the United States, even if they are leaving temporarily. If they did not intend to return, then there would be no reason to obtain an advance parole.
If a person commits a crime while abroad, then they can face complications while trying to re-enter the country, even if they have an advance parole.