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New Round of Haitian Family Reunification Invites Going Out

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a third round of invitations for people to apply for Haitian Family Reunification on behalf of their family members in Haiti. The program was officially launched in early 2015, after years of advocacy by IJDH, members of Congress and other allies.

USCIS Message: Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program


June 6, 2016

Dear Stakeholder, 

We are pleased to share with you an important update regarding the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program.

On Friday June 3, with the help of the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the third round of invitations to apply for the HFRP Program

The HFRP Program allows certain eligible Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant visa petitions approved on or before Dec. 18, 2014, to be paroled into the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visa priority dates become current. Once paroled into the United States, these beneficiaries will be able to apply for work permits while waiting for their immigrant visas to become available. Once their visa is available, they can apply for lawful permanent resident status. 

The invitations that were sent to eligible petitioners provide instructions on how to apply to the program and also include important information petitioners should consider as they determine if the program is right for them and their eligible family members. Only individuals who receive an invitation will be eligible to apply for the HFRP Program on behalf of their family members. For additional information on the invitation process, please

If you believe that you may be eligible for this program, please ensure that the NVC has your most current mailing and email address. You may update your mailing address by emailing the NVC at or by completing the Public Inquiry Form on the NVC’s website at

Kind regards, 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  

Public Engagement Division


Click HERE to learn more about the Haitian Family Reunification program.

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