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DHS rescinds parole into Guam and CNMI for Russians, restricting issuance to case-by-case determination

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 3, 2019

    DHS ends discretionary parole policy allowing Russian nationals to enter Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) visa-free for up to 45 days. Affected individuals may apply and be granted parole on case-by-case basis. The policy was signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan.

    [ID #768]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 3, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS

Prior Policies

  • Under discretionary parole policies, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted parole on a case-by-case basis to nationals of the Russian Federation (Russia) to enter Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for temporary visits for business or pleasure for up to 45 days provided the traveler meets certain conditions.

    Update on the Department of Homeland Security Parole Initiatives

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