USCIS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Operations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is resuming operations under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) program beginning with pending CFRP program applications. In September, USCIS will begin mailing program information notices to petitioners with pending CFRP program applications. Petitioners should review the information carefully for updates and other information about next steps.   

USCIS also has begun mailing interview notices to CFRP program petitioners with instructions for the beneficiary interview. On Aug. 18, 2022, USCIS began conducting interviews at the U.S. Embassy Havana. USCIS has limited capacity to conduct interviews at this time, so beneficiaries should not take any steps to prepare for an interview until their petitioner receives an interview notice. 

If you are a petitioner with a pending CFRP program application, please ensure that both USCIS and the Department of State’s National Visa Center have your current mailing address. To update your address with USCIS, please use our online change of address tool. Contact the National Visa Center by submitting a Public Inquiry Form online

Background 
The CFRP program was established in 2007 to provide a safe, orderly pathway to the United States for certain Cuban beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant petitions. The program allows certain eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who receive an invitation letter to apply for parole for their family members in Cuba. 

On June 9, the Department of Homeland Security announced the resumption of operations under the CFRP program. We are not issuing new program invitation letters at this time. A petitioner who previously filed a CFRP program application that is still pending should not file another application. 

More Information
For more information about CFRP, visit our Cuban Family Reunification Parole webpage.  

For more information on USCIS and our programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on TwitterInstagramYouTubeFacebook and LinkedIn

This article is provided as an educational service and is not legal advice. Consult with an attorney for your specific circumstances.  For a comprehensive evaluation of your immigration situation and options, you are invited to call us at 214-494-8033, text us using our chat box, or complete our contact form.

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