Can I travel outside the United States while my asylum application is pending?

We strongly recommend not to travel during your asylum case processing. Even though, there is not an automatic ban, leaving the US while having a pending asylum application may cause denial of your asylum application, delays and other unfavorable consequences. In emergency situations, the applicant may apply for Advance Parole to get an authorization. However, Advance Parole is rarely granted in pending asylum cases and, even if granted, it does not guarantee your return. It will be under discretion of the US Customer and Border Protection (CBP) officials to allow or ban the applicant’s re-entry.