Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Family Reunification Fact Sheet

This fact sheet about the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP) was published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. It contains information from eligibility to apply, to application fees, to work authorization once in the US. If you or someone you know is involved in HFRP, please keep this handy!

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
March 2015

The HFRP Program offers certain beneficiaries of approved family-based immigration petitions (Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, the opportunity to be reunited with family in the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visas are expected to become available. Approved beneficiaries will enter the United States as parolees, but will apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status once their immigrant visas become available.

Eligibility to Apply

The Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) will issue invitations to U.S. citizens or LPRs who filed Forms I-130 for Haitian family members that were approved on or before December 18, 2014, and for which immigrant visas are expected to be available approximately within 18 – 30 months from the date of the invitation. Only U.S. petitioners who receive invitations from the NVC will be eligible to apply for the HFRP Program. The NVC will begin issuing invitations to eligible U.S. petitioners beginning in mid-March 2015. Invitations will be issued at least once per year.

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