Dear Stakeholder,

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

Next round of HFRP program invitations to be issued in mid- to late November 2015

With the help of the U.S. Department of State National Visa Center, USCIS will issue the next round of invitations to apply for the HFRP Program in mid- to late November 2015.

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 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 visas are available, they can apply for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card).

Invitations for the HFRP Program: Invitations will be sent to petitioners of Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, that were approved on or before Dec. 18, 2014, if the immigrant visas for their beneficiary relatives in Haiti are expected to become available within approximately 18 – 36 months. The invitations will provide important information petitioners should consider as they determine if the program is right for them and their eligible family members. It will also include instructions on how to apply to the program.

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 see

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

To learn more about the HFRP Program, please visit

Kind regards,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Public Engagement Division