The U.S. government has implemented changes to the review process for advance travel authorization requests for noncitizens from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, granting authorization for up to 30,000 noncitizens each month to come to the United States to seek parole on a case-by-case basis. This update aims to address the high demand for these processes and ensure a fair and equitable opportunity for all beneficiaries.
Starting May 17, 2023, USCIS will employ a new review process. Approximately half of the monthly total of Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, will be randomly selected from the entire pending workload. The remaining half will be reviewed based on the submission date, following a first-in, first-out approach that prioritizes the oldest forms.
It is important to note that duplicate Form I-134A submissions for the same beneficiary will not be accepted if a previous submission is already pending. However, if a supporter believes they meet the requirements and their initial form was not confirmed, they may file a new Form I-134A and provide additional supporting evidence. Processing times will vary under this updated review process.