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DHS Announces Family Reunification Parole Process for Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new family reunification parole program for immigrant beneficiaries from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The program is called the Family Reunification Parole (FRP) program, and it will allow certain qualifying family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to come to the United States on a temporary basis.

To be eligible for the FRP program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be the principal or derivative beneficiary of an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, or an add-on derivative beneficiary;
  • Be a national of a country with a family reunification parole process or a derivative beneficiary of an eligible principal beneficiary;
  • Have a petitioning relative (you) in the United States who received an invitation to initiate the FRP process on the beneficiaries’ behalf;
  • Not yet have been issued an immigrant visa at the time the invitation was issued to the petitioning relative (you); and
  • Have an unexpired passport valid for international travel.

Family Reunification Parole Process

The family reunification parole (FRP) is available by invitation only to those petitioners who filed an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Beginning July 31, 2023, the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) will start issuing invitations by email and mail under the new family reunification parole (FRP) processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • NVC will email the invitation to petitioners if there is an email address associated with the approved Form I-130.
  • If you believe you may be eligible, make sure the NVC has your current contact information and mailing address.
  • FRP “Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis based on operational capacity, the expected period of time until the principal beneficiary’s immigrant visa becomes available, and in a consistent manner to ensure process integrity.”

Note: If you submit Form I-134A without receiving an invitation, USCIS will not confirm your Form I-134A.

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