Confirm Your Invitation for the Family Reunification Parole Processes
The family reunification parole (FRP) processes are available by invitation only to U.S. petitioners with an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, filed on behalf of principal beneficiaries who are nationals of Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras, and their eligible immediate family members. The FRP processes allow U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident petitioners to initiate the process for their eligible beneficiaries to be considered for parole into the United States only on a case-by-case basis while they wait for their family-based immigrant visas to become available.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need to use the FRP processes for your immediate relatives on whose behalf you filed a Form I-130 because they can immediately apply for immigrant visas once USCIS approves your Form I-130. If you became a U.S. citizen after receiving an invitation for the FRP processes, then your Form I-130 automatically converted to a petition for an immediate relative and you do not need to use the FRP processes for your immediate relatives.
Immediate relatives who are eligible to immediately apply for immigrant visas when the Form I-130 filed on their behalf is approved include:
- Spouses of U.S. citizens;
- Unmarried children (under 21 years old) of U.S. citizens; and
- Parents of U.S. citizens (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older).
To confirm whether you have been issued an invitation and are eligible to file a Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, under the FRP processes on behalf of the principal beneficiary and their eligible immediate family members, enter the receipt number of your approved Form I-130 below.
DHS Privacy Notice for the Family Reunification Parole Processes Lookup Tool
Authorities: The information requested by the Family Reunification Processes Lookup (FRP) Tool, is collected under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 212(d)(50(A) and 101(a)(13)(B).
Purpose: The primary purpose for collecting you Department of State (DOS) Case Number is to provide you the opportunity to check the status of the issuance of an invitation letter to participate in the FPR Processes, which permits eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for parole for certain family members located in various countries.
Disclosure: The information you provide is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information, may prevent USCIS from providing you with a response to determine whether you may participate in the FRP Processes.
Routine Uses: Information disclosed to DHS by DOS may be used by and disclosed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel and contractors or other agents who need the information to assist in activities related to your inquiry. The information may be shared in accordance with approved routine uses described in the association published system of records notice [DHS/ALL-002 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System, covers the information collected to adjudicate benefits; DHS/USCIS-007 Benefit Information System, which covers the automated processing of immigrant and nonimmigrant benefit petitions and applications to include; name, DOB, and DOS case number; and DHS/USCIS-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information System of Records, which covers track case status, as well as initiate, facilitate, and track biometric and biographic check screenings]. Additional coverage provided by DOS SORNs [STATE-59 Refugee Case Records] and as described in the Privacy Impact Assessments [DHS/USCIS/PIA-051 Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO), DHS/USCIS/PIA-056 USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS), and DHS/USCIS/PIA-064 myUSCIS and DOS Refugee Processing Center – General Support System].