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UPDATE: Family Reunification Parole (FRP) Processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) will begin sending invitations for the Family Reunification Parole (FRP) processes to eligible petitioners from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras on July 31, 2023.

The FRP processes offer a safe and organized way for beneficiaries and their immediate family members to be considered for parole into the United States on a case-by-case basis. It serves as a lawful pathway for families to reunite without resorting to dangerous journeys or facing prolonged waiting periods. Noncitizens who attempt to enter the U.S. unlawfully will face more severe consequences, including removal and inadmissibility.

Petitioners who are eligible for the FRP processes will receive an invitation via mail or email, indicating the eligible family members. Before submitting Form I-134A, the Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support under the FRP processes, petitioners must receive the invitation. An online tool will soon be available on the FRP Processes webpage to confirm whether you have been issued an invitation.

To ensure you receive the invitation, make sure the NVC has your up-to-date contact information and mailing address. You can update this information through the NVC’s Public Inquiry Form. Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis based on operational capacity and the expected time until the principal beneficiary’s immigrant visa becomes available, ensuring process integrity throughout.

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