U.S. Embassy in Cuba reactivates parole program for family reunification


The U.S. Embassy in Cuba announced that it has begun processing pending applications for the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP), which was suspended in 2017.

His statement says the following:

“USCIS began sending interview notices to CFRP applicants with interview instructions for grantees. On August 18, USCIS began conducting interviews at the U.S. Embassy in La Havana USCIS has a limited ability to conduct interviews at this time, so beneficiaries should not take any steps to prepare for an interview until their applicant receives an interview notice.

“In addition, USCIS is sending general program resumption information to petitioners with pending applications for the CFRP program.”

And it specifies:

“USCIS is not issuing new invitation letters at this time. We will update our website and make public announcements when the next round of CFRP invitation notices are released. A petitioner who has already submitted a CFRP request that is still pending should not submit another request.

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“If you are an applicant with a pending CFRP petition, please ensure that USCIS and the Department of State’s National Visa Center have your current mailing address. To update your address with USCIS, please use our online address change tool. Contact the National Visa Center by submitting a Online Public Inquiry Form.

“As USCIS resumes CFRP interviews, we will not email or call you asking for money or fees. Don’t be the victim of an immigration scam. Visit the Avoid scams information and resources page.

“The CFRP program was created in 2007 to provide a safe and orderly pathway to the United States for certain Cuban beneficiaries of approved family immigration applications. The program allows certain eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who receive an invitation letter to apply for parole for their family members in Cuba. If USCIS approves parole for these family members, they may travel to the United States before their immigrant visa priority date becomes effective. CFRP processing was suspended due to the significant reduction of USG staff at the U.S. Embassy Havana for security reasons in 2017 and the closure of the USCIS field office in La Havana in 2018.”

OnCuba Staff


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