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Director León Rodríguez Makes Announcement on Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP)

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Today, USCIS released a video message from Director León Rodríguez regarding the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program:

Gade yon ti video sou HFRP an Kreyol



In 2014, we announced the introduction of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to speed up family reunifications for eligible Haitians and their family members in the United States. The new program allows them to join family members in the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visas become available. This program is not only important to the individuals it assists, but in a larger sense, to the nation of Haiti as it recovers from the 2010 earthquake.

The program is being implemented as follows:




  • The Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) issues invitations to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (petitioners) who filed Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for Haitian family members who were approved on or before Dec. 18, 2014. These family members must also have immigrant visas that are expected to be available approximately within 18 - 30 months from the date of the invitation. 
  • Only petitioners who receive invitations from the NVC will be eligible to apply for the HFRP Program. Petitioners should make sure that the NVC has their current mailing addresses. Petitioners can update their addresses with the NVC using the Public Inquiry Form found on the Department of State’s website.

Additional information about the HFRP Program including eligibility requirements and fees is available at in English and Creole.